Bretforton

 

Anglican: St Leonard


The nave dates back to the 12th/13th centuries but there is work from several later periods including the 15th century tower.  
The church is usually open during daylight hours.  (Ref Parish Website December 2013.) 

Bretforton      Bretforton_interior

Bretforton Ext Feb 2010          Bretforton Int Feb 2010          

                                                                        St Leonard's Church.  February 2010.

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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  III:  (1854)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)

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

Websites:        British History Online:  Brief entry for Bretforton,from 1848.
                         Grade I Listed Building:  Listing details here.
                         English Heritage list for England: Click here.
                         Parish Website. Very informative.
                         A Church Near You.  With useful information.
                         Family History Website.

Other churches in this area are Badsey,  Offenham,  Evesham,  Evesham Deanery.

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