Anglican: St Peter

An isolated country church between Worcester and Pershore. The nave is Norman and the chancel is 14th century. The outstanding external feature is the 16th century (possibly earlier) timber framed west tower, unique in Worcestershire in having aisles similar to some churches in Essex.

                                                                    St Peter’s Church, c1950.                                                            St Peter’s Church, c1905.

pirton ext july 2012          pirton int july 2012

                                                                  St Peter’s Church, July 2012.

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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 I (1848)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive Worcester, Parish Papers:

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

Websites:        British History Online:  Entry for Pirton.
                         Grade I Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                         Historic England listing: Please Click Here.
                         Parish Website.  Not available.
                        A Church Near You.
                        Family History Website.

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