St Mary's Church - Crooked Spire

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Cleobury Mortimer is a small rural market town in Shropshire. The town’s parish has a population of 1,962 according to the 2001 Census. Although often regarded as a village, it is in fact the second smallest town in Shropshire (after Clun), having been granted a Town charter in 1253.

There are a number of landmarks in the town, the most famous of which is the 12th Century St Mary’s church in the town centre, renowned for its crooked spire, the combined result of the warping of its oak timbers, and damp-induced rot where the timber spire sits on the masonry tower. Close by the churchyard is The Wells, fed from a local spring and for centuries serving as a public water supply. To the west of the church is the recently refurbished Market Hall, which now houses a number of facilities including the Tourist Information Centre. There are 8 public houses in Cleobury Mortimer, as well as a secondary school and primary school, library, fire station, and police station.

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