Dodderhill

 

Anglican: St Augustine


The blackened sandstone tower of 1708 dominates the skyline to the north of Droitwich Town Centre. The building incorporates the central crossing of a church consecrated in 1220. The nave was destroyed during the 17th century Civil War and there have been several additions and restorations in the subsequent years.
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                                                                      St Augustine's Church from old undated postcards.

Dodderhill Ext July 2010          Dodderhill Int July 2010

                                                                          St Augustine's Church, July 2010.

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References and some further sources:
Aitken, 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 II (1851) p.377
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Stanton, George K.. Rambles and researches among Worcestershire churches: with historical notes relating to the several parishes  Volume I (1884) p136

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

 Websites:        British History Online:   Entry for Dodderhill.
                          Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                          English Heritage List for England:  Please Click Here.
                          Church Plans Online: Ground plans of 1834.  (Edward Oldham) 
                          Parish Website.  (Parish of Droitwich Spa)
                          A Church Near You.
                          Family History Website.

Nearby churches are:  Droitwich,  Droitwich Deanery.

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