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Mainstone Primitive Methodist chapel
Mainstone is located in Shropshire
Mainstone shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SO274875
Civil parish
  • Mainstone
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SY9
Dialling code 01588
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°28′52″N 3°04′05″W / 52.481°N 3.068°W / 52.481; -3.068Coordinates: 52°28′52″N 3°04′05″W / 52.481°N 3.068°W / 52.481; -3.068
The parish church at Churchtown

Mainstone is a small village and civil parish in southwest Shropshire, England, near the border with Powys, Wales. The village lies approximately 1 mile northwest of the small village of Cefn Einion. The market town of Bishop's Castle lies some 3 miles to the east, while the small town of Clun is about 5 miles away to the south.

It lies in the Clun Forest, a large remote and very rural area which is semi-forested and rather hilly.

The Church of England parish church, dedicated to St John the Baptist, lies in the hamlet of Churchtown (alternatively written as "Church Town") a mile west of Mainstone, though the village itself contains a Primitive Methodist chapel, built in 1892 and still in use in the mid-2000s.[1]

The River Unk originates in and then flows through the parish. Offa's Dyke also cuts north-south through the area, bisecting the hamlet of Churchtown. The long-distance footpaths "Shropshire Way" and "Offa's Dyke Path" pass through the area and join just outside Churchtown.

Mainstone lies at around the 260m above sea level mark. The surrounding hills all peak at roughly 400-420m.


  1. ^ Mainstone, Shropshire's Nonconformist Chapels

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