Norton Juxta Kempsey


Anglican: St James the Great

The nave and chancel are Norman but the overall impression is of a Victorian church following restoration and rebuilding by W J Hopkins and Ewan Christian in 1875/76.

St James is usually open daily during daylight hours.  (May 2017)


                                                     St James the Great from old undated postcards.

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                                                                St James the Great, May 2017.

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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)
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)

n.b. Full details of these books are on the bibliography and sources page.

Websites:        British History Online:  1913 entry for Norton-juxta-Kempsey.
                         Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                         Historic England listing: Please Click Here.
                         Parish  Website:  Not available.
                         A Church Near You.
                         Family History Website.

Norton Methodist Church



Wadborough Road, Littleworth. 1881. No longer open for worship.  More information here

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                                                       Norton Methodist Church, November 2014.

Nearby churches are:  Kempsey,  Stoulton,  Whittington,  Worcester

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