"The Church is an ancient building, dedicated to St Mary, and contains many ancient monuments, one of which has two recumbent effigies of Thomas Grey and Anne, his wife, who died in 1559, and near it, under an arch, lies the figure of a priest. In 1762, a stone coffin, inscribed 'Rogerus de Morf' was dug up under the west end, and there is an estate in the parish which still retains the name Morfe. The benefice is a rectory, the Rev Cornelius Jesson is patron and incumbent, and is also rector of St Bride's, Netherwent, Monmouthshire."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]
Postcard of St Mary's Church c1902