SO3073 : St Michael's Church, Stowe

taken 5 months ago, near to Stowe, Shropshire, Great Britain

St Michael's Church, Stowe
St Michael's Church, Stowe
Stowe (sometimes written as Stow) denotes simply a place, and this remote site with its circular enclosure is the mother church of Knighton, the market town a couple of miles away across the Welsh border. Dedications to St Michael are popular in the borderlands; even here, on the English side of the Teme, the archangel's protection was invoked, in preference to that of St George, against the sleeping dragons supposed to lurk in the surrounding forests - see SO0464 : Where Sleeps the Dragon.

Pevsner in 1958 commented on the "beautiful setting, up a secluded valley. The small church stands against a screen of fir trees with a yew tree in front. Nave and chancel and weatherboarded belfry with pyramid roof. The masonry is medieval, the dressings are renewed."

The church is bisected by a grid line, so other views will be found in SO3173.

St Michael's Church is listed Grade II* LinkExternal link .
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SO3073, 16 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 309 736 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.4145N 3:0.8833W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 309 736
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Bellcote  Grade II(star) Listed Building  Grade 2(star) Listed 

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