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St Peter, Lee Brockhurst, Shropshire

(52°50′24″N, 2°40′30″W)
Lee Brockhurst
SJ 54613 27173
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval St Peter
now St Peter
  • Barbara Zeitler
  • Barbara Zeitler
  • Ron Baxter
31 December 1998 (BZ), 22 August 2023 (RB)

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Lee Brockhurst is a small village, part of the civil parish of Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst, about 12 miles SW of Market Drayton. The church lies to the N of the parish, on the N bank of the River Roden, and consists of a structure built in coursed sandstone rubble. It is a single-aisled 12thc church with a nave and chancel.

The S porch, bell-cote and a N vestry were added in 1884 when the building was restored. On the N and S walls of the nave two plain small 12thc windows survive. Romanesque sculpture is found on the the S doorway and one fragment that was lying loose in the porch in 1998 but was not there in 2023, when the church was found to be locked. It may have been moved inside.


The Domesday Survey records that in 1066 'Lege' was held by Alfheah, Wulfgeat, and Wihtric of Lee; in 1086 the lordship passed to Norman the Hunter. The manor valued £3. Later tenants were the De Burghs, descended from Alice of that name, wife of Philip de Burgo. Her grandson Bertram recovered land in Lee Brockhurst from Alice in the time of King John, c.1215 (Eyton, 362).


Exterior Features


Loose Sculpture


The point-to-point chevron is much seen locally and may be related to the presence of sculptors at nearby Haughmond at this time.


D.H.S. Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, Vol. 8 (1906), 700.

R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, 12 vols, London 1854-60, vol. 9, 361-66.

Historic England Listed Building, English Heritage Legacy ID. 260464

J. Newman and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Shropshire New Haven and London 2006, 324.

N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Shropshire, Harmondsworth 1958, 165.

Victoria County History: Shropshire, I, London 1908, 340.