Cropthorne

 

Anglican: St Michael


The Nave Arcades are Norman from the mid 12th century, the original aisles were replaced in the 13th century. There is additional work from several later periods and there was a restoration in 1894.  Displayed in the north aisle is an Anglo-Saxon cross dating from the 9th century. Grade I listed, St Michael's features in Betjeman's Best British Churches, 2011. It is usually open during daylight hours. (Ref Parish Website, April 2014.)

Cropthorne          Cropthorne Ext Feb 2009

St Michael's from old postcard, c1950.                                                 St Michael's,      February 2009.

For other recent (2009) pictures Please Click Here.   (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

References and some further sources:
Bridges, Tim.  Churches of Worcestershire,  2005.
Brooks, Alan and Nikolaus Pevsner.  Buildings of England:  Worcestershire,  2007.

n.b. Full detials of these books are on the Bibliography Page. 

  Websites:                British History Online:  Entry for Cropthorne.
                                   Grade I Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                                   English Heritage List for England:  Please Click Here.
                                   Church Plans Online:   Ground plans for 1896.
                                   Parish Website.  (Five Alive Parish)
                                   A Church Near You.
                                   Family History Website.

Nearby churches are:  Charlton,  Evesham,  Fladbury,  Evesham Deanery,  Pershore Deanery

Please click on red text for links. (External websites will open in a new window.)                    Page Updated January 2017.