Anglican: St John the Baptist

A lias and sandstone church with Norman origins (see the Chancel Arch), rebuilt in the 13th and 14th centuries with the spire added in the 15th century. Much restored in the 19th century.

 Eldersfield          Eldersfield Ext Sept 2013

St John the Baptist from an old undated postcard.                                St John the Baptist, September 2013.

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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), p.38
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 Eldersfield.
                          Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                          English Heritage List for England: Please Click Here
                          Church Plans Online:  Ground plan of 1852-1854 by G S Clarke of London.
                          A Church Near You.
                          Family History Website.

Nearby Worcestershire Churches are:  Berrow,  Pendock,  Upton on Severn Deanery

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