St Martin's Church, Preston Gubbals, Shropshire
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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 fourteenth-century engraved tomb slab and a seventeenth-century font survived the changes.
Outside, on the south side, a sundial has been created - possibly in the early nineteenth century - on the base of a churchyard cross.
A pair of eccentric churches
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
Access to the church is up a set of stone steps into the churchyard from the highway and a grass path to the church.
The north side of the churchyard featured in an 'Edible Landscape' project and has local species of apple and pear trees grown around the boundry walls. This area of the churchyard is cut twice a year by volunteers from a local 'Gods Acre' group to encourage the flora and fauna in the area.
Paths do exist around the churchyard but care needs to be exercised as they can be overgrown and uneven.
Disabled access information
There are steps from highway to church yard, low step into the church, steps up to chancel
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
4 miles north of Shrewsbury off A528 Shrewsbury Road; follow brown 'St. Martin's church' tourism sign to hamlet of Preston Gubbals
Nearest railway station: Yorton (2.6 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Shropshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Shropshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Community information for St Martin's Church, Preston Gubbals
All our Shropshire churches are in our North region.
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