Hanley Castle


Anglican: St Mary

A large church with Norman origins. The massive brick tower dates from 1674 when the church was rebuilt following substantial damage in the Civil War.  The church was restored in 1858 by G E Street.  The west window of 1860, The Last Judgement, is reckoned to be amongst the finest work of Clayton and Bell.  St Mary’s is open daily. (Ref A Church Near You, March 2014)

Hanley_Castle_exterior          Hanley_Castle_interior_c1905

St Mary’s Church Exterior from old undated postcard.                St Mary’s Church Interior from postcard, c1905.

Hanley Castle Ext Sept 2011          Hanley Castle Int May 2013

St Mary’s Church Exterior, September 2011.                                St Mary’s Church Interior,  May 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 II (1851) p.97
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Transactions of Worcestershire Archaeological Society, New Series Vol. X (1933)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service (The Hive Worcester) Parish Papers: ref.850 Hanley Castle

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

Websites:            British History Online:  Entry for Hanley Castle.
                             Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                             Historic England listing:  Please Click Here
                             A Church Near You.
                             Family History Website.
                             Hanleys Village Website.

Nearby churches are:  Hanley Swan,  Upton on Severn,  Upton Deanery

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