Anglican: St Mary



The red sandstone nave and chancel are Norman from the 12th century, the tower was rebuilt in the 17th century. G E Street rebuilt the east wall during a restoration in 1862. Situated on the west bank of the River Severn near Stourport, St Mary’s is usually open during daylight hours.


                                                            St Mary’s Church from undated postcards.

shrawley ext aug 2011          shrawley int aug 2011

                                                               St Mary’s Church, August 2011.

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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 I (1848)
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 Shrawley.
                     Grade I Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                     Historic England listing: Please Click Here.
                     Parish Website:  Part of the Great Witley Benefice.
                     Wilden to Witley Church Trail.
                     A Church Near You.
                     Family History Website.

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