Bisley Church

Bisley came into the hands of the Mortimers of Wigmore in the twelfth century.  By this time it was obviously of some antiquity.  Roman remains have been found in the graveyard. There was a Saxon church here, of which little remains but some carved stones built into the later church.  By the time of the Mortimers it consisted of a large building centred on an aisled and clerestoried nave with a chancel, vestry and porch.  To the west is a tower with spire occupying a commanding position over Bisley itself.

The effigy of an early fourteenth century knight remains within the church.

VCH account of Bisley

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