Anglican: St Leonard

The Norman origins of this church remain in the west end of the north wall and especially in the north doorway which is in the style of the Herefordshire School of Sculpture. Another feature is the unusual timber south arcade which dates from the 15th century and which survived 19th century storm damage, after which the church was restored by Frederick Preedy in 1877/79.
St Leonard’s is usually open during daylight hours. (Ref Parish Website, January 2015.) 


                                                     St Leonard’s Church from undated postcards.

ribbesford ext march 2009          ribbesford int march 2009

                                                               St Leonard’s Church, March 2009.

For more pictures from 2009:  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 II (1851)
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 Ribbesford.
                     Grade I Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                     Historic England listing: Please Click Here.
                     Church Plans Online: Ground plan and sketches from 1877 – 9 (Preedy)
                     A Church Near You.
                     Family History Website.

Wilden to Witley Church Trail.

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