Lower Sapey


Anglican: St Bartholomew Old Church. (Churches Conservation Trust)

St Bartholomew’s lies in a remote and secluded position at the end of a long lane to the west of Clifton on Teme. It is an almost unaltered Norman church, some windows were added in the 14th and 19th centuries. Allowed to become derelict it was replaced by a new church, with the same dedication, in Harpley in 1877. The old building was used as a farm barn until it was “rescued” by local fundraising and restored in the 1970’s. It is now vested in the Churches Conservation Trust. 
St Bartholomew’s is open daily, see Churches Conservation Trust website for details. 

Lower Sapey Ext Aug 2013          Lower Sapey Int Aug 2013

                                                      St Bartholomew’s Church, August 2013.

                                                      Lower Sapey Int c1915

                                                      St Bartholomew Interior,  c1915.

For other recent (2013) pictures Please Click Here.   (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

References and some further sources:
Bridges, Tim.  Churches of Worcestershire,  2005.
Brooks, Alan and Nikolaus Pevsner.  Buildings of England:  Worcestershire,  2007.

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

Websites:          British History Online:  Entry for Lower Sapey.  Contains a ground plan and a line drawing of the old church.
                           Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                           Historic England listing:  Please Click Here.
                           Churches Conservation Trust: Entry for St Bartholomew’s Old Church.
                           Family History Website.

Nearby churches in this area are: Clifton-on-Teme,  Harpley,  Shelsley Beauchamp,  Shelsley Walsh,  Martley.

The link to Martley will take you to a further 8 churches in the West Worcestershire Rural Team.

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