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St Mary, Condover, Shropshire

(52°42′58″N, 2°56′45″W)
SJ 362 136
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew and St Mary
  • Barbara Zeitler
23 June 1999

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Feature Sets

The village is located south of Shrewsbury, the nearest large town. The church, built of mostly red sandstone, is isolated at the end of the village, with Condover Hall. Nave 1662-4, W tower 1677-8. Chancel and N chancel aisle date from 1868. S transept c.1600-07. N transept second half of 12thc. Two windows on N wall of transept. One on W wall. Sculptural decoration on exterior of windows. 13thc. quatrefoil window in transept gable.


Condover is an Anglo-Saxon foundation and was a collegiate church in that period. After the Norman conquest the church was given to Roger of Montgomery, who gifted it to the Abbey of Shrewsbury. The church was rebuilt in the 12thc, and partly rebuilt in the 17thc. after the crossing tower collapsed.


Exterior Features



Exterior Decoration

String courses
Corbel tables, corbels

The transept walls are built in a mixture of red and grey sandstone.


R. W Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, London: J. R. Smith, 1859, Vol.6, 8-20, 27-33.

J. Newman and N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Shropshire, New Haven and London, 2006, 229-30.

N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Shropshire, Harmondsworth 1958, 111-12.

W. M. Skinner, The Church of St Andrew and St Mary, Condover: A Short History, 1979.