St Peter's church
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The main feature of the village St. Peter's church. This is an example of the Decorated style and is built on the site of a Norman church, parts of the original building can still be seen. Of particular interest is the wooden archway built before the altar, choir and before Bridgnorth.
Other notable buildings include the former Chelmarsh Church of England Primary School, built in 1850 which closed its curriculum doors in July 2002; the building has since been converted into a dwelling. Another notable building is Astbury Hall; a stately home with 320 acres. In 1889 it was destroyed by a fire but rebuilt in 1891. Up until 2017 it was the home to Judas Priest star K.K. Downing who transformed it into a golf course.
It has one pub: 'The Bulls Head' in the main village, and the 'Unicorn' in the hamlet of Hampton, and is also home to Chelmarsh Sports & Social Club and Chelmarsh Parish Hall (www.chelmarshparishhall.co.uk).
Chelmarsh has a very low crime rate and figures average around two minor crimes per month.
Chelmarsh Reservoir attracts many species of wild birds. The reservoir is home to an enthusiastic sailing club (www.chelmarshsailing.org.uk) whose refurbished facilities were opened by the Princess Anne in 2004. Chelmarsh Sailing club encourages people of all ages to learn to sail, it has an expanding fleet of modern sailing boats which are suitable for people of all ages and abilities. It has arguably the best sailing facilities within 50 miles range.
There is a bus service through the village, operated by Diamond Buses. The number 125 bus service operates Mondays to Saturdays, from Bridgnorth to Stourbridge.
- Listed buildings in Chelmarsh
- ^ "Civil Parixsh population 2011". http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11121848&c=Chelmarsh&d=16&e=62&g=6460282&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1448365651200&enc=1. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
- ^ "Church of St Peter, Chelmarsh". British Listed Buildings. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-254605-church-of-st-peter-chelmarsh-. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
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