Shipton Solers, St Mary's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Due to changing settlement patterns St Mary's fell out of use, and for several years in the 19th century was used as a cow barn.
The church consists of a simple nave, chancel, and west bell turret. The door is medieval, and within the interior is a very simple, unadorned 15th-century font and there are fragmentary remains of 15th century stained glass.
There are remnants of medieval wall paintings above the chancel arch and a number of 17th and 18th-century monuments. The beautifully carved pulpit is Jacobean, and attached to it is a wrought-iron hourglass holder used to time sermons.
The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
NB. The name of the village is sometimes written as Shipton Sollars rather than Solers. The latter is probably more historically accurate, as according to historical records the church was a gift of William de Solers in 1298.
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About Shipton Solers, St Mary's Church
Address: Shipton Solers, Gloucestershire, England, GL54 4HU
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 200 metres north east of A40/A436 junction on south side of village road to Shipton
Website: Shipton Solers, St Mary's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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