St. Peter's Church, Melverley

Attraction in Oswestry, Shropshire

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Melverley Church
Melverley
Oswestry
Shropshire

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Description

St. Peter's has been a place of Christian worship for 1000 years.

The current timber-framed, wattle and daub, black and white church was built shortly after the Welsh chieftain Owain Glyndwr burnt down a wooden chapel on the banks of the river in 1401. It was rebuilt in 1406 and is one of the oldest of its type Shropshire.

The church is a rare example of an early timber, wattle and daub church that has been pegged together throughout - there is not one nail in the building.

Inside, the church features a Saxon font, a Jacobean altar and pulpit and a lecturn (1727) holding a chained Bible.

The churchyard has magnificent yew trees protecting mossy gravestones.

It is an extraordinary church and a place of peace and spiritual pilgramage.

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Directions

Melverley is about 1 mile north of Crewgreen village on B4393. Follow signs along country lanes to Melverley. Turn up lane by Tontine Inn.

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Melverley Church

Melverley

Oswestry

Shropshire

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