Anglican: St Michael

A red sandstone church on the banks of the River Teme near Tenbury Wells.  The nave is mainly Norman and the north doorway is Norman with a decorated tympanum. The church was restored by Henry Curzon in 1864/65. The east window stained glass is an early work by William Morris and Edward Burne Jones. St Michael’s is usually open during daylight hours. (Ref Parish Website January 2015.)

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                                                               St Michael’s Church, July 2013.

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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)
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 Rochford.
                     Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                     Historic England listing: Please Click Here.
                     Church Plans Online: Curzon’s ground plan of 1863 – 5.
                     Parish Website.   (Teme Valley South Churches)
                     A Church Near You.
                     Family History Website.

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