St Andrew, Church Aston, Shropshire by Aidan McRae Thomson
St Andrew’s at Church Aston dates from 1867 and is the work of well known Victorian architect George Edmund Street. The church consists of nave and chancel as a single vessel with a north aisle. There is no tower, just a simple lead-sheathed fleche on the nave roof. The interior is fairly simple but contains some attractive features, a reredos designed by Street and four Victorian stained glass windows, best of all being that on the south side of the nave by Morris & Co, in the style of Burne Jones. The south porch contains a battered piece of an ancient font, the last relic of the old chapel on this site that was demolished in 1803 and replaced with a brick building, in turn replaced by G.E.Street’s present church. Church Aston is now practically a suburb of Newport. I am unsure whether the church is kept open or not as I may have been lucky with timing, as someone was doing some tidying inside.