St. Michael and All Angels parish church
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The parish includes the hamlets of Walton and Wootton and was extended in 1967 to include parts from Clungunford and Stokesay. It borders the parishes of Clungunford, Stokesay (now part of Craven Arms parish), Bromfield, Culmington and Stanton Lacy. The country houses of Ferney Hall and Stokesay Court are in the parish.
Onibury is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Aneberie. It had 15 households, making it a fairly medium-sized settlement for the time, and a priest. The manor formed part of the Saxon hundred of Culvestan.
The Church of England parish church of Saint Michael & All Angels has a Norman (or possibly Saxon) chancel arch but much of the present building dates from the 14th century. The nave has a queen post roof, box pews and a west gallery. Lancet windows illuminate the 12th-century chancel, which features a walled-up priest's door. The 16th-century pulpit, late perpendicular with Jacobean additions, has linenfold panelling. St. Michael's has several 17th-century monuments. St. Michael's was restored under the direction of the Arts and Crafts architect Detmar Blow (1867–1939). The church is a Grade II* listed building.
The tower has a ring of four bells. John of Gloucester cast the second and third bells in about 1350. Henry Clibury of Wellington cast the tenor bell in 1676 and John Rudhall of Gloucester cast the treble bell in 1824. For technical reasons the bells are currently unringable.
The A49 road passes through the village and there is a level crossing, where there is still a signal box.
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- Onibury railway station