Dodford

 

Anglican:  Holy Trinity and St Mary

 
The present church, built in the Arts and Crafts Perpendicular style in 1907/8, replaced a wooden building in Church Road. The architect of the new church was Arthur E Bartlett. The interior contains much work by the craftsmen of The Bromsgrove Guild.
A Grade II* Listed Building it features in Simon Jenkin's "Englands 1000 Best Churches" and Betjeman's "Best British Churches" (2011).
 Dodford_exterior          Dodford West End Sept 2014

Dodford Church c1908, before consecration.                                           Dodford Church,  September 2014.

Dodford Ext Sept 2014          Dodford Int Sept 2014

                                                                           Holy Trinity and St Mary, September 2014.

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For other recent (2005) pictures Please Click Here.  Pictures from Flickr. (Copyright www.parishmouse.co.uk)

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)

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

Websites:        British History Online:  Entry for Bromsgrove has references to Dodford.
                         Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                         English Heritage List for England: Please Click Here.
                         Parish Website.   (Bromsgrove Parish Team.)
                         A Church Near You.
                         Family History Website.

Dodford is the site of a Chartist Settlement of the mid 19th century. One cottage, Rosedene, is now in the care of the National Trust. Please Click Here for details.

Nearby churches are:  Belbroughton,  Bromsgrove,  Catshill,  Chaddesley Corbett,  Bromsgrove Deanery.

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