St John the Baptist  Hughley, Shrewsbury SY5 6NT 

Opening times: 0930am - 5:00pm every day. Limited parking at the front of the church

Disabled Access: Limited access with one step into the church building  No toilet facilities 



St John's is a few miles west of Much Wenlock at the foot of Wenlock Edge. 

Although the steeple is celebrated by A.E Housman in 'A Shropshire Lad', this is an example of poetic licence, as there has never been a steeple at Hughley.

The western bell-turret is half-timbered and dates from 1701. The south porch is a little earlier.


The oldest part of the church is the north wall of the nave, with its lancet windows, early 13th century (left) The rest of the church was built in about 1360



The lead lined font. (Below)








Below: 14th Century floor tiles.








Right: 14th Century stained glass remnants





 "The finest screen in Shropshire" 





Right: The Jacobean pulpit.




Contact details and services are on 'A Church Near You'


  Pics by Chris Stafford with thanks.

  Text mostly from 'The Churches       of Shropshire' by John Leonard

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