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St George, Pontesbury, Shropshire

(52°38′57″N, 2°53′17″W)
SJ 400 061
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
  • Barbara Zeitler
27 Jul 2000

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Feature Sets

Located in the borderlands between Wales and Shrewsbury, this aisled church is post-Romanesque. The nave, aisles and tower of the church are 19thc; the chancel 13thc and the E window c.1300.

Romanesque sculpture is found on the 12thc font located at the W end of the nave.


Pontesbury was a defensive site in the 12thc. The first recorded rector is Reginald in the early 13thc: 1277, David, son of Reginald.
The nave, aisles and tower were constructed by John Turner in 1829.





The three horizontal grooves just below the rim are arguably later. The medieval church is shown in a print in Eyton (1854).


D. H. S. Cranage, An architectural account of the churches of Shropshire, Vol. II, pt. 6, Wellington, 1901, 533-35.

R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. VI, London, 1854, 129-43.

J. Newman and N. Pevsner, The buildings of England: Shropshire, New Haven and London, 2006, 473-74.