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Posted on December 27, 2016 by Sioux under General
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Saint John the Baptist Church, in Ruyton-X1-Towns, was built in 1140. The tower was added on in the 14th century. The building is primarily built from local red sandstone and houses a bell chamber of

6 bells. The bells were dedicated in 1637.

A new clock was installed in the tower in 1883. The brass weathercock on the tower roof also dates back to the 18th century.  On the south-west face of the western pillar is a medieval carving of a horned head, said to represent the Devil. On the north side there are 3 stone corbels from an earlier medieval roof, one with the carving of a human head and another with a carved ram’s head.

The ruins of the castle lie within the beautiful church grounds.

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I explored as much of the area as I could, and thoroughly enjoyed a walk around the parish church and castle ruins. 

 

One response to “Shropshire #2: Ruyton X1 Towns – History explored”

  1. Derrick Baney says:

    Looking good – hope you had a good Christmas

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