Anglican: St Michael

Built in 1758 on the site of a medieval church by Roger Eykyn of Wolverhampton. Restored in 1872. The graveyard contains the grave of Rock Drummer John “Bonzo” Bonham and is a place of pigrimage for Led Zeppelin fans.

      St Michael’s Church from undated postcard.

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                                                           St Michael’s Church, August 2010.

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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 III (1854)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Stanton, George K.. Rambles and researches among Worcestershire churches: with historical notes relating to the several parishes  Volume I (1884)
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 Rushock.
                   Grade II Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                   English Heritage List for England: Please Click Here.
                   A Church Near You.
                   Wikipedia Entry for Rushock.
                   Family History Website.

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