Anglican: St Mary the Virgin

There is evidence of the Norman origins of this church in the blocked north doorway of the nave. However St Mary’s was almost entirely rebuilt, by Frederick Preedy, in 1860.

Doverdale Ext Feb 2008          Doverdale Int May 2010

St Mary Exterior, February 2008.                                                                 St Mary Interior, May 2010.

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Two fly over pictures taken by drone May 2018. Supplied by John Eaton.

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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 III, (1854) p206
Stanton, George K., Rambles and researches among Worcestershire Churches; with historical notes relating to several parishes. Volume II (1886) p113
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 Doverdale.
                          Grade II Listed building:  Listing Details Here.
                          Historic England listing: Please Click Here
                          A Church Near You.
                          Family History Website.

For more examples of the Architectural work of Frederick Preedy, Please Click Here.

Nearby churches are:  Ombersley,  Droitwich Deanery.

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