Anglican: St Giles


St Giles is situated on a quiet hilltop site within the parish of Rock for which it has always been a chapel-of-ease.  Parts of the building date back to the 13th century and there is work from later periods. Traces of early medieval wall paintings have been uncovered.
St Giles is usually open during daylight jours. 

Heightington Ext Oct 2008          Heightington Int Oct 2008

                                                          St Giles’ Church,   October 2008.

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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: Heightington, Ref. 850

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

Websites:          British History Online:  Entry for Rock includes Heightington.
                         Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                         Parish Website.  (Wyre Forest West Group of Parishes.)
                         A Church Near You.
                         Family History Website.  (Entry for Rock.)

Nearby churches are:  Bewdley,  Rock,  Stourport,  Kidderminster Deanery

Wilden to Witley Church Trail.

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