Abberley

 

Anglican:  Abberley   St Michael

A part ruined medieval church in the village square. Abandoned in 1852, the chancel and south chapel were restored in the 1960's and the church remains in use for regular services.

Abberley St MichaelAbberley St Michael. August 2011

An old photograph of Abberley St Michael.                          Abberley St Michael, August 2011.


Websites:      Grade II* Listed Building.  Listing details here.
                      English Heritage    Listed Building Search   
                      Local Parish website
                      Abberley Lives (An interesting blog following the research being done by the
                      Abberley Hills  Preservation Society.   Including their work on the history of the church
                      of St Michael)
                      Worcestershire HER listing of church click here
                      A Church Near You.

For other recent pictures of St Michael's please click here.   (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

Wilden to Witley Church Trail.

Anglican:  Abberley  St Mary


St Mary's was built in 1852 to replace the then derelict St Michael's. The architect was J J Cole who also restored the church in 1876 following a fire.

Abberley St MichaelAbberley St Michael

An old photograph of Abberley St Mary and an old picture postcard of the interior

Abberley St Mary. August 2011

Abberley St Mary in August 2011. 

For other recent pictures of St Mary's please click here.   (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

Websites:      Grade II Listed Building.  Listing details here.
                      English Heritage.   Listed Building Search.
                      Local Parish Website
                      British History Online Entry for Abberley: www.british-history.ac.uk
                      Abberley Churches Website     
                      Family History Website
                      Worcestershire HER listing of church click here
                      A Church Near You.

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)
Noake, John. The Rambler in Worcestershire or, Stray Notes on Churches and Congregations. Volume II: (1851)

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

Other nearby churches are:  Astley,  Great Witley,  Knighton on Teme,  Little Witley,  Lindridge,  Pensax,  Shrawley,  Stockton on Teme,  Areley Kings.

 

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