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Church of St John the Baptist
Myndtown
Lydbury North
Shropshire SY7 8BL

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This Church of England Church dates from the 12th Century or earlier. it is considered to be unique as a country church (not only within Shropshire, but within the whole country) as it was not "spoilt" by Victorian restoration and retains its thoroughly rural, simple (almost primitive) look and feel. Once a substantial medieval village, the hamlet of Myndtown now has only the former rectory and a farmhouse with its barns. 


It is in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the end of a dead-end lane at the foot of the dramatic Long Mynd (much of which is National Trust Land). This makes it a place of silence, broken only by birdsong, the lowing of cattle and bleating of sheep. Even non-religious people feel it is a place of sanctuary from the modern world.