The earliest recorded date for St. Mary's Church is 1179, in the reign of Henry II, at about which time the incumbent Achelard died.

In 1291, St. Mary's 'yielded the Abbot, as rector, the sum of £3.6s.8d, this included 5 shillings as profits from a coal mine.

In 1341 St. Mary's was taxed at £6.13s.4d. which included the rector of Bitterley's portion of 6s.8d.

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