Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Churches (31) : St John the Baptist, Shenstone

The church of St John the Baptist in the Staffordshire village of Shenstone dates from 1853 when it replaced an earlier thirteenth century church which was largely destroyed as it was deemed "unsafe". However the tower and some other ruins from the earlier church are still standing over one hundred and sixty years later.

The church(es) were built on a plateau overlooking the village. The church has a rectangular tower, set on the North Eastern corner of the North aisle. The church has a long nave and two porches. Both churches were made from local dark sandstone.
The current church

Parts of the original ruined church

The 1853 church

The medieval tower