St Mary's Church, Patshull, Staffordshire

Address: Patshull Hall, Burnhill Green, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV6 7HY
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A family church for Patshull Hall

A handsome sandstone church built by James Gibbs in 1742 for Sir John Astley, beside a lake in the picturesque grounds of his home, Patshull Hall.

The interior contains impressive 16th- and 17th-century memorials to members of the Astley family.

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Road directions

7 miles west of Wolverhampton, off A464 Holyhead Road, near Burnhill Green; follow brown tourist signs signs to Patshull Hall and St. Mary's church; follow finger post signs within Patshull Hall, pass through archway and along track to church

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Albrighton (2.4 miles)

OS Reference No.

SJ 800 006

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







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  1. Stephen Ponder (28 Jan 2013, 23:11)

    I have always loved this church. I have happy memories of school visits to services at the church when I was a child at Burnhill Green school 1962-5. My parents worked at Patshull Hall hospital. I did some research on the church when I was a student. I remember the large statue that once stood in the churchyard wall on the north side. My father is buried in the churchyard: when I return to visit family I occasionally visit the churchyard to think about him and many other people I knew who lie there.

    I am glad the Churches Conservation Trust cares for it. It is sad to see the gamecock gate piers and iron gates next to the churchyard falling into such disrepair

  2. Mike Searle (23 Apr 2013, 16:07)

    Another gem of the CCT well worth the effort of finding. Forget the Satnav (unless it accepts lat-long coordinates - see below) it will take you down a cul-de-sac. Instead look for the brown tourist sign directing you to Patshull Hall at the top of Rushey Lane. Go down Rushey Lane for some distance, down a hill, at the bottom of which will be a no through road sign ahead of you. To the immediate right is the private drive to Patshull Hall. Follow it all the way to the Hall where the key to the church can be obtained from the Estate Office. Don't be intimidated by the prospect of trespassing on private property, as I was made most welcome. Once you have the key, you may drive the short distance to the church. The drive is a bit rough and ready, but the jolting is worth it, the monuments inside the church are quite magnificent.

    If your Satnav accepts lat-long coordinates rather than postcodes, then these may be used instead with confidence, they will take you to the start of the entrance drive to Patshull Hall: N52.61020 W2.28996.

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St Mary's Church, Patshull, Staffordshire

Keyholder

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.