Anglican: St John the Baptist

The timber north porch is authentic 14th century. The body of the church was totally rebuilt in 1881/82 by Frederick Preedy incorporating some internal medieval features. The west tower was rebuilt in 1885. A remarkable survivor is the 12th century lectern.

St John the Baptist Exterior from postcard, c1910.                                      Lectern c1200. (Ref Pevsner 2007)

Crowle Ext Jan 2009          Crowle Lectern Jan 2009

                                                                          Pictures from January 2009.

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References and some further sources:
Aitken, John. Census of Religious Worship, 1851: The Returns for Worcestershire.
Bridges, Tim. Churches of Worcestershire (2005)
Brooks, Alan, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Buildings of England: Worcestershire  (2007)
Morgan, Paul. Inspections of churches and parsonage houses in the Diocese of Worcester in 1674, 1676, 1684, and 1687 (1986)
Noake, John. The Rambler in Worcestershire or, Stray Notes on Churches and Congregations. Volume II, 1851, p.263
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)

n.b. Full details of these books are on bibliography page.

Websites:        British History Online:   Entry for Crowle.  (1913)
                         Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                         English Heritage List for England: Please Click Here.
                         Church Plans Online:  Ground Plan by Frederick Preedy for rebuilding of 1881/82. 
                         A Church Near You.
                         Family History Website.

Nearby churches are:  Bredicot,  Broughton Hackett,  Himbleton,  Droitwich Deanery

Towers and Spires Cycling Tour (PDF)

For other work by Worcestershire architect Frederick Preedy (1820-1898) Please Click Here.

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