Anglican: St John the Baptist

A striking red sandstone church with origins in the 13th century. It was restored in the 18th century and the north aisle added by Thomas Chatwin in 1826. Expanded and altered by G E Street c1860 with the west spire being added in 1865.
 Hagley exterior Hagley_interior

                                                                 St John the Baptist from old undated postcards.

  Hagley Ext Jan 2012.          Hagley Int Jan 2012

                                                             St John the Baptist,  January 2012.

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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 I (1848) p.205
Stanton, George K., Rambles and researches among Worcestershire Churches; with historical notes relating to several parishes. Volume II (1886) p.133
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Transactions of Worcestershire Archaeological Society, New Series Vol. X (1933)

n.b. Full details of these books are on the Bibliography Page. 

Websites:       British History Online:    Entry for Hagley.
                        Grade II* Listed Building:   Listing Details Here.
                        Historic England listing:  Please Click Here
                        Church Plans Online:   Ground plans of 1826.
                        Parish Website.
                        A Church Near You.
                        Family History Website.

Nearby churches are:  Clent,  Halesowen,  West Hagley,  Stourbridge Deanery

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