Church of St Michael, Silvington, Wheathill - Shropshire (UA)

This church consists of a short C12 nave with an asymmetrical west tower of similar date aligned with the north wall, a C14 chancel and a C16 porch. Walls are constructed in coursed and squared rubble reflecting the local geology and roofs are steeply pitched and covered with red plain clay tiles. The nave north wall has raking buttresses installed in C19 to address structural deficiencies. Extensive cracking to both nave and tower walls suggest inadequate bonding of the external facework and the presence of voids in the core of the walls. The extent and scope of repairs has yet to be agreed.

Church of St Michael, Silvington, Wheathill - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Michael
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1383760
  • Local Planning Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Michael
  • Unitary Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Parish: Wheathill
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Ludlow
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*