Hanley Swan


Anglican: St Gabriel.

A large church of Malvern stone built to the designs of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and opened in 1873.
The church is open daily.  (Ref: A Church Near You, March 2014) 

Hanley_Swan_exterior          Hanley Swan Ext Feb 2007

St Gabriel’s from old postcard, c1906.                                                               St Gabriel’s, February 2007.

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References and some further sources:
Aiken, 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)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive Worcester, Parish Papers: 850 Hanley Castle with Hanley Swan

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

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

Roman Catholic:  Our Lady and St Alphonsus.

At Blackmore Park.  Built 1844/46 by Charles F Hansom. 

                                                         Hanley Swan Ext Sept 2011 AMT

                                               Our Lady and St Alphonsus, September 2011. (www.flickr.com/amthomson)

Hanley Swan RC Int          Hanley Swan RC Int 2011

                Interior from old undated postcard.                                  Interior September 2011.

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Websites:        Grade II Listed Building:   Listing Details Here.
                         English Heritage List for England:  Please Click Here
                         Catholic Directory.  Entry for Hanley Swan.
                         Hanleys Village Website.


 Nearby churches are:  Hanley Castle,  Malvern,  Upton on Severn,  Upton Deanery.


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