Crown East


Anglican: St Thomas

The present church of 1876 is built on the site of a 13th century chapel, of which no trace remains.
The name Crown East is thought to derive from “Crow’s Nest” this being the highest point in the parish which is officially Crown East and Rushwick.

Crown_East          Crown East Ext Sept 2010

St Thomas from an old undated postcard.                                                 St Thomas, September 2010.

Crown East Ext Sept 2014          Crown East Int Sept 2014

                                                         St Thomas’s Church, September 2014.

For more pictures from 2014/2010:  Please Click Here.  (

References and some further sources:
Bridges, Tim. Churches of Worcestershire (2005)
Brooks, Alan, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Buildings of England: Worcestershire  (2007)

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

Websites:        British History Online: A brief mention of Rushwick in the entry for St John’s, Worcester.
                         Grade II Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                        Historic England listing:  Please Click Here.
                         A Church Near You.
                         Family History Website.

Nearby churches in this benefice/area are:  Broadwas,  Cotheridge,  Knightwick,  Wichenford,  Martley,  Broadheath.

Martley and Worcester West Deanery.

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