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St Peter, Edgmond, Shropshire

(52°46′20″N, 2°24′59″W)
SJ 720 195
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Telford and Wrekin
medieval Lichfield
now Lichfield
  • Barbara Zeitler
  • Ron Baxter
25 March 1999 (BZ), 14 May 2019 (RB)

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Edgmond is a village one mile NW of Newport. The church lies to the S of the village and consists of a sandstone ashlar building of a broad, long, aisleless chancel, a 4-bay aisled nave dated to the early 14thc, a S porch and a W tower. The church was restored by George Edmund Street in 1877–8. The only surviving Romanesque sculpture is the early 12thc font situated below the tower arch at W end of the nave.


The Domesday Survey records that in 1066 'Edmendune' was held by Leofwin the Noble; in 1086 it was under the lordship of Earl Roger of Shrewsbury. It valued £15. The church was founded by Roger de Montgomery in about 1080 and rebuilt in the 14thc.





The font is by the same workshop which carved the fonts at St Michael's, Lilleshall, St Mary's, Shawbury and probably also the font now at St Giles, Shrewsbury (originally from High Ercall) in Shropshire; and those at Church Eaton and Bradley in Staffordshire. It is made of the same greyish-purplish Grinshill sandstone, but is more accomplished piece than Lilleshall.


Anon, The church of Saint Peter, Edgmond, leaflet, n.d.

R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, vol. 9, London 1859, 114-22, 126-9.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, London 1958, 125.