St John the Baptist

Kinlet church no longer has a village around it, but stands in a rather remote location in the grounds of Kinlet Hall.

About this church

The medieval church is distinctive for its little black and white half timbered clerestory: an unusual 15th century take on a vernacular building style that is typical of Shropshire.

Inside is a fine collection of Tudor and earlier monuments to the Blounts of Kinlet Hall and other local famlies. The canopied alabaster tomb shows local squire Sir George Blount, kneeling with his family. He died in 1584, and one local legend claims that his ghost is contained in a sealed bottle in the base of the tomb.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard

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

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The church situated in an elevated position with superb views of Shropshire and is surrounded by mature beech and Spanish chestnut trees, on early spring days the churchyard is carpeted with snowdrops and then daffodils.

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St John the Baptist church, Doddington sits at around 1000ft on the side of Titterstone Clee Hill, with stunning views to Worcestershire and Wales.

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