St. Bartholomew’s Church, a Grade I listed building, forms part of a group of nationally important buildings at Moreton Corbet in Shropshire. Adjacent to the church is Moreton Corbet Castle, with its impressive ruins of Elizabethan state apartments.
The church offers visitors an insight into the history of the Corbet family who built the castle. Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, the architect of Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale, recognised as the birthplace of the Industrial revolution, carried out work here.
Inside the church, the nave and chancel originated in the late Norman period, but there is little surviving evidence of this. The south aisle is a memorial chapel to the Corbet family and was constructed in the mid-14th Century.
The project will support work to install a new kitchen and toilet, together with a water supply. There will also be repairs to the stonework of the tower and a replacement for the tower roof.