Harvington (Evesham)


Anglican: St James.

Situated in the centre of the village, the church is built of lias and limestone.  The west tower is Norman, the nave and chancel are 14th century. The spire was added during a restoration by Frederick Preedy in 1854/5. The copper cladding of the tower was done in 1949.
The church is usually open during daylight hours.

Harvington_exterior          Harvington (Evesham) Ext Nov 2008          Harvington Int March 2014

St James’ Church. Undated                           St James’ Church, November 2008                      St James’ Interior, March 2014.                   

For other recent (2014) pictures Please Click Here.     (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

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)
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)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive Worcester, Parish Papers: Ref. 850 Harvington

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

Websites:     British History Online:  Entry for Harvington.
                      Grade I Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                      Historic England listing:  Please Click Here
                      Parish Website.  (ARCH Benefice)
                      A Church Near You.
                      Family History Website.

Nearby churches in the same benefice/area:  Church Lench,  Rous Lench,  Abbots Morton,  Evesham,  Evesham Deanery.  Salford Priors (Warwickshire)

During 2008 the east window, by Frederick Preedy 1855, was completely removed and restored by Norgrove Studios, Redditch, and Aidan McRae Thomson. Please Click Here for pictures taken in the workshop and during the task of re-installation.                       (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

For more pictures of Preedy’s Architecture in England: Please Click Here.
For more pictures of Preedy’s Stained Glass in England:  Please Click Here.

Baptist.  Harvington Baptist Church.

Built in 1886.  There is still a weekly service, see Church Website for details.

Harvington Baptist March 2014

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