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St Michael, West Felton, Shropshire

(52°49′13″N, 2°58′45″W)
West Felton
SJ 341 252
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
  • Barbara Zeitler
  • Ron Baxter
24 Aug 1999 (BZ), 10 May 2017 (RB)

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Feature Sets

West Felton is a substantial village 4 miles SE of Oswestry in the northern part of Shropshire. The village straddles the A5, with the church on its W side and a motte alongside. The church has a chancel, an aisled nave and an 18thc W tower. Of this, the nave arcades are both 12thc work; the N arcade of c.1150 and the S of c.1200. The chancel is of 1841 by Sir G. G. Scott. The church was restored in 1878-79.


In 1066 West Felton was held by Siward, and in 1086 by Sheriff Reginald. The manor was assessed at half a hide and was described as waste. According to information provided in the church, the building is thought to have been founded during the reign of Henry I or Stephen and probably located inside the bailey of a castle.


Interior Features



The list description describes the N arcade as early-12thc and the S as early-Transitional but largely rebuilt in 1878-79.


D. H. S. Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, 10 vols, 1894-1912, part 9, 785-87.

Historic England Listed Building 255803

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, Harmondsworth 1958, 311-12.