Anglican: St Mary

A medieval chapelry of St Andrew’s, Pershore, the core of the church is late Norman, see the three bay north arcade. There were restorations in the 19th century by S W Daukes who rebuilt the north aisle in 1860 and by Henry Woodyer who rebuilt the chancel in 1893. A good collection of stained glass including work by Kempe and Comper.  St Mary’s is usually open during daylight hours. (Ref local information 2012)

                      St Mary’s Church c1905.                                                               Exterior and Interior from undated postcards.

wick ext may 2012          wick int may 2012

                                                                  St Mary’s Church, May 2012.

For more pictures from 2012:  Please Click Here.                                                 (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

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)
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 Pershore, St Andrew’s, includes Wick. (Listed as St Bartholomew)
                     Grade II* Listed building:  Listing Details Here.
                     Historic England listing: Please Click Here.
                     Church Plans Online: Ground plan of 1859/60 by S W Daukes. (Incorrectly shown as St Laurence)
                     A Church Near You.
                     Family History Website.

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