Church Tower north of Church of St John, St Johns Hill, Shenstone - Lichfield

This C13 derelict tower represents the standing remains of the church replaced by the adjacent C19 building. Previous proposals to repair and find a new use for it have not come to fruition for assorted reasons. Following preliminary discussions regarding the availability of repair grants, a high level access survey funded by Historic England in 2017 enabled comprehensive repair estimates to be obtained. The 'Friends of Shenstone Tower' group was set up in July 2019 to acquire and repurpose the tower for community use and is now negotiating a full repairing lease with the Lichfield Diocese.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH TOWER APPROXIMATELY 100 METRES NORTH OF CHURCH OF ST JOHN
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1038830
    Local Planning Authority:
    Lichfield
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church Tower north of Church of St John
    Street Name:
    St Johns Hill
    County:
    Staffordshire
    District / Borough:
    Lichfield
    Parish:
    Shenstone
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Tamworth
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

John Tiernan 0121 625 6839