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St Mary, Bedstone, Shropshire

(52°22′35″N, 2°55′47″W)
SO 368 758
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
  • Barbara Zeitler
28 July 2000

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Feature Sets

Single-aisled 12thc. church, extensively restored in 1878-9 by F. R Kempson. There is a 12thc. window in the S wall of nave and in the N wall of the chancel. There is a plain, blocked 12thc. priest's doorway on the S side of the chancel and a 12thc. chancel arch, plain, apart from its chamfered imposts. 12thc. sculpture is found on the font.


The manor was held by Fulco, of Picot de Say. The church is first mentioned in 1291 in the Taxation, when it was valued at £2 The church was repaired in 1851 and restored in 1879.




J. C. Anderson, Shropshire: Its Early History and Antiquities. 1864, 479.

Anon, The Parish Church of Saint Mary, Bedstone, leaflet, 2000.

D. H. S. Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, vol. 1 pt. 5, 1895, 376-7.

R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, 11, London: J. R. Smith, 1860, 302-6.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Shropshire. London 1958, 71.