Friday 27 October 2023

Churches (203) : St John the Baptist, Stokesay

The parish church of St John the Baptist in Stokesay, Shropshire is adjacent to Stokesay castle. Due to this it is likely the church, which dates from 1150CE, began life as a chapel to the castle and was expanded later on. The church was badly damaged in the Civil War as Royalist forces had been at the castle. After the war the church was rebuilt in 1654 by the Puritans during the Commonwealth.

The church retains some Norman features especially on the lower parts of the church. The church has a west tower, a nave and a chancel (which was built in 1664). The church is built out of sandstone rubble.