MORTIMER CHURCHES       

This page lists 98 churches in England and Wales that were held, at some time or another, by the Mortimers of Wigmore or the Mortimers of Richards Castle.

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On this page the churches have been grouped in three main categories:
   Category 1 - churches that were in the hands of Ralph Mortimer of Wigmore at, or before, the Domesday Book in 1086
   Category 2 - churches that were acquired by the Mortimers of Wigmore at some time after 1086  link
   Category 3 - churches held by the Mortimers of Richards Castle between 1211 and 1304  link

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To see a list of all the churches county-by-county  click here
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CATEGORY 1  -- Churches held at the time of the Domesday Book (1086) or before, by Ralph Mortimer of Wigmore (d<1137)

Churches given to Wigmore Abbey, which was founded by the Mortimers in 1179 Herefordshire
Burrington
Downton-on-the-Rock  link
Leintwardine  link
Orleton  link
Shobdon  link
Staunton on Arrow

Shropshire
Caynham  link
Chelmarsh   link
Highley link
Kinlet  link
Neen Savage  link
Churches given to the abbey of St Victor-en-Caux in Normandy, which was founded by the Mortimers in 1074

Hampshire
Barton Stacey   link
Wiltshire
Hullavington  link
Churches passed to the Vescy family in the 12th century probably through marriage to a daughter of Ralph Mortimer Lincolnshire
Bonby  link  
Harmston  link
Wootton  link

North Yorkshire
Bubwith  link
Norton-on-Derwent
Scampston
Wintringham  link

East Yorkshire
Anlaby
Hessle  link
Kirk Ella  link
Lund  link
Melbourne
Newsholme
North Ferriby
Thornton  link
Wressell
Other churches held by Ralph Mortimer in 1086 Berkshire
Brimpton  link
Burghfield  link
Peasemore
Stratfield Mortimer

Hampshire
Amport  link
Botley  link
Headbourne Worthy  link
North Baddesley  link
Otterbourne
Preston Candover
Silchester  link

Herefordshire
Aymestrey  link
Birley  link
Brampton Bryan  link
Elton  link
Kinnersley  link
Leinthall Earls  link
Leinthall Starkes  link
Lingen
Pipe Aston link
Wigmore  link
Wolferlow  link

Leicestershire
Osbaston
Oxfordshire
Idbury  link

Shropshire
Bucknell  link
Burwarton  link
Cleobury Mortimer  link
Coreley  link
Meole Brace
Neenton
Preston upon the Weald Moors
Sidbury  link

Somerset
Walton in Gordano

Warwickshire
Stretton Baskerville

Wiltshire
Alderton  link
Highway
Imber  link
Kington St Michael  link
Luckington  link
Surrendell
Tockenham  link

Worcestershire
Mamble  link


CATEGORY 2  -- Churches held by the Mortimers of Wigmore at some time after Domesday (1086)

Berkshire
Aldworth  link

Herefordshire
Eardisland  link
Kingsland  link
Much Marcle  link
Pembridge  link

 
Gloucestershire
Bisley  link

Powys
Capel Maelog  link
Pilleth  link
Presteigne  link

Shropshire
Ludlow  link

Worcestershire
Martley  link
Ribbesford  link

CATEGORY 3  -- Churches that formed part of the barony of Burford (aka Richards Castle) and were consequently
                         in the hands of the Mortimers of Richards Castle between 1211 and 1304

Herefordshire
Bodenham  link
Byton  link
Richards Castle  link

Powys
Bleddfa  link
Cascob  link
Discoed  link
Stanage

 
Shropshire
Ashford Carbonell  link
Boraston  link
Burford  link
Greete  link
Ludford  link
Milson  link
Nash  link
Neen Sollars  link