St Eata's Church, Atcham

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St Eata's Church, Atcham

St Eata's Church is in the village of Atcham, Shropshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Shrewsbury, the archdeaconry of Salop, and the diocese of Lichfield. Its benefice is united with that of St Giles-with-Sutton, Shrewsbury. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. Its dedication to Eata of Hexham is unique.

The first church to St Eata is said to have been built in the eighth century but there is no longer any trace of this. A church was present on the site by 1075, the chronicler Orderic Vitalis being baptised there on the Easter Day of that year. The oldest part of the present church is in the nave and dates from the late Saxon or the early Norman era. The tower is probably from the 12th century, and the chancel from the late 13th century. The south porch is dated 1665. The church was restored in the late 19th century.

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