All Saints

This church is on the edge of woodland off a lane on the eastern slopes of Long Mountain, looking across the Wales/England border to the Long Mynd, south of Shrewsbury.

About this church

Uniquely for this area, it is timber framed, though the panels were encased in white painted brick in 1856. The timbered parts date back to the early 15th century, best seen in the roof, although this has been altered by the addition of metal strengthening rods.

When the outside was sheathed in brick, the inside covered with pitch pine, lending it a rather scout hut atmosphere. The east window has a wooden frame with vivid stained glass. Part of an old oak screen, with filigree tracery, is still in place.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Enchanting atmosphere

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches


St Mary

This oldest parts of this church date from the 13th century, when a simple rectangular building with a tower was erected on the hillside.


St Nicholas

Dating back to 1226, a Norman built building which houses the grand tomb of George Herbert's parents and a robbers grave in the churchyard.


St Aelhaiarn

St Aelhaiarn (also spelled Aelhaearn) was a 6th century saint, and as with many of the early Welsh saints, he was a member of the aristocracy, the son of one of the Welsh princes.

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