Shelsley Walsh


Anglican: St Andrew

Located adjacent to Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, the oldest continual motor sport event in Britain. Mostly built of local tufa stone. Norman nave, 13th century chancel. Restored by George Truefitt in 1859. Featured in Betjeman’s Best British Churches (2011), St Andrew’s is usually open during daylight hours.

      St Andrew’s Church from undated postcard.

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                                                              St Andrew’s Church, August 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)
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 Shelsley Walsh.
                     Grade I Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                     Historic England listing:Please Click Here.
                     A Church Near You.
                     Family History Website.

Nearby churches in this benefice/area are:  Clifton-on-Teme,  Harpley,  Lower Sapey (CCT),  Shelsley Beauchamp,  Martley.

The link to Martley will take you to a further 8 churches in this benefice.

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