Anglican: St Nicholas


Queenhill village is a few miles south of Upton on Severn near the border with Gloucestershire. St Nicholas Church is on an isolated site alongside, but not visible from, the M50 Motorway. There is a Norman nave, 13th century chancel and 14th century west tower. The church is features in Betjeman’s Best British Churches (2011) and is usually open during daylight hours.

          queenhill view aug 2013

               St Nicholas Church, c1919.                                                   From a similar position in August 2013.

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                                                      St Nicholas’ Church, August 2013.

For more pictures from 2013:  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 III (1854)
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 Ripple includes Queenhill.
                     Grade II* Listed Building: Listing Details Here.
                     Historic England listing: Please Click Here.
                     Parish Website.
                     A Church near You.
                     Family History Website.

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