St Martin's Church, Preston Gubbals, Shropshire

Address: Preston Gubbals, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3AN
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A survivor of re-modelling

This charming church has been remodelled many times. It was originally the chancel of a Medieval church. When a large new church was added to it in 1866, St Martin's became its south aisle. Then the new church was demolished leaving this building.

A beautifully preserved 14th-century engraved tomb slab and a 17th-century font survived the changes.

Outside, on the south side, a sundial has been created – possibly in the early 19th-century – on the base of a churchyard cross.

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Road directions

4 miles north of Shrewsbury off A528 Shrewsbury Road; follow brown 'St. Martin's church' tourism sign to hamlet of Preston Gubbals

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Yorton (2.6 miles)

OS Reference No.

SJ 491 195

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  1. hayley scott (28 Mar 2012, 18:12)

    visted this church a beatiful place in the middle of the shropshire countryside ........but there were no guide books left and i would have loved to have got one for my collection

  2. M. Yeomans (27 Sep 2012, 16:14)

    On visiting St Martins, Preston Gubbals on 28th September 2012 I was very upset to find I was unable to visit my husband's grandmother's grave or my great grandparents (Cheadle and Ridge). My husband's grandmother's gravehas been looked after over the years, and I found my great grandparent's graves two years ago, but today it was impossible to visit either. The whole of the side and back of the Church is completely overgrown, although the front of the Church is kept tidy. I believe Shropshire Tourism has been using the site but they do not seem to realise that there are still relatives around who like to visit their ancestors graves....in the past we have had relatives travel from as far a field as Manchester to visit, well, thank goodness they didn't today as it would have been impossible to get to the graves.

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St Martin's Church, Preston Gubbals, Shropshire

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If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.