The church of St Peter at Stanton Lacy in the South Shropshire countryside is well-known for its beautiful carpet of snowdrops which adorn its churchyard at this time of year. So, as I was in the area a couple of weeks ago, I decided to call by and take some photos.
The snowdrops really do cover the churchyard. They’re everywhere! Such a beautiful sight to see and well worth a visit.
Stanton Lacy church also has some interesting architectural features, including these two canopied tomb recesses. It is said that when one of the tombs was opened in the mid-19th century a large skeleton was found, rumoured to be Edmund de Mortimer who died 1331/2.
Unfortunately for Stanton Lacy church, it’s not just its snowdrops it’s well-known for… Reverend Robert Foulkes, a vicar of Stanton Lacy in the 17th century, set off a chain of events which ended in his hanging for murder at Tyburn in 1679. You can read more about it in The Temptation & Downfall of the Vicar of Stanton Lacy by Peter Klein.
If you’d like to visit Stanton Lacy Church, you can find it a short distance from the A49 near Ludlow (go through Ludlow Racecourse and turn right at the signpost).