Wyre Piddle


Anglican: St Anne

The dedication to St Anne dates only to 1989, any previous dedication is unknown. Parts of the chancel date back to the Norman era and there are various medieval fragments in the building including stained glass in the west window. The nave was rebuilt by W J Hopkins in 1888/90.
Wyre Piddle lies on the north bank of the River Avon near Pershore, St Anne’s is usually open during daylight hours. (Ref Parish Website May 2015) 


                                                     St Anne’s Church from old postcards, c1906.

wyre piddle ext aug 2010           wyre piddle int aug 2010

                                                                     St Anne’s Church, August 2010.

For more pictures from 2010:  Please Click Here.                                            (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

References and some further sources:
Aiken, John. Census of Religious Worship, 1851: The Returns for Worcestershire. [Listed under Fladbury]
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)
Transactions of Worcestershire Archaeological Society, New Series Vol. XII (1935)

n.b. Full details of these books are on the bibliography and sources page.

Websites:    British History Online:  Entry for Fladbury includes Wyre Piddle.
                     Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                     Historic England listing: Please Click Here.
                     Parish Website.  (Five Alive Parish)
                     A Church Near You.
                     Family History Website.

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