Church of St Mary, Bitterley - Shropshire (UA)

This late C13 church consists of a nave, chancel and west tower. It was restored by Thomas Nicholson between 1880 and 1888 who added the south side timber porch, the timber framed top stage to the tower and its short broad shingled spire. All of the roofs, cast iron rainwater goods and spire coverings are failing and require renewal. The surface water drainage system is largely ineffective and needs to be replaced. Limited high level masonry repairs are also required.

Church of St Mary, Bitterley - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Mary
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1383652
  • Local Planning Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Unitary Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Parish: Bitterley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Ludlow
  • 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*