Anglican: St Michael


Salwarpe lies on the Droitwich Canal two miles south of Droitwich Spa. St Michael’s has traces of Norman masonry dating back to the 13th century and there is work from several later periods. The tower is 15th century. There was much restoration in the 19th century. The church is open daily during daylight hours.  (Ref A Church Near You, January 2015.)

                                                        St Michael’s Church from old postcards.

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                                                 St Michael’s Church, September 2013.   (Courtesy Aidan McRae Thomson)

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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 II (1851)
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 Salwarpe.
                     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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