Church of St John the Baptist, Church Street, Ightfield - Shropshire (UA)

The C15 church of St John the Baptist consists of a nave with a west tower and a south porch, a north aisle and a chancel. Designed in Perpendicular Gothic with crenellated parapets, multi-stepped buttresses and decorative finials, it is constructed in grey ashlar stone and has steeply pitched roofs covered in plain clay tiles. The tower roof coverings and parapet gutter linings require complete renewal. Assorted high level masonry repairs to the tower are also needed. The existing surface water drainage installation is ineffective and requires complete renewal.

Church of St John the Baptist, Church Street, Ightfield - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1366502
  • Local Planning Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St John the Baptist
  • Street Name: Church Street
  • Unitary Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Parish: Ightfield
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Shropshire
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*

Contact Details

John Tiernan 0121 625 6839

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England