Evesham

 

Anglican: All Saints


Located in the town centre together with the Church of St Lawrence and Evesham Abbey Bell Tower. All Saints has Norman origins but is mainly 15th century Perpendicular. Its most lavish feature is the 16th century Chantry Chapel, burial place of Abbot Lichfield, the last Abbot of Evesham Abbey. The church was heavily restored by local born architect Frederick Preedy in 1874/76. He also designed 6 of the 23 Stained Glass Windows.

All Saints is usually open daily 9am to 5pm.  (Ref Parish Website July 2014)
Evesham_All_Saints_exterior          Evesham_All_Saints_interior
                                                           All Saints Church from old undated postcards.

 Eve AS Ext Aug 2014          Eve AS Int Aug 2014
                                                              All Saints Church, August 2014.

For more 2014 pictures Please Click Here.      (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

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

Full details of these books are on the Bibliography Page.

Websites:          Grade I Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                           English Heritage List for England:  Please Click Here.
                           Church Plans Online: Ground plans of 1872/76. (Frederick Preedy)
                           Parish Website.
                           A Church Near You.
                           Family History Website.

Other parish churches in this area: Bengeworth,  Hampton,  Norton and Lenchwick,  Evesham Deanery

Entry updated January 2017.

 

Anglican: St Lawrence


St Lawrence sits alongside All Saints in what was the precinct of Evesham Abbey. The reason for two adjoining parish churches is long lost but traditionally St Lawrence served the west of the town while All Saints served the east. The church was originally built in the 15th century and the style is entirely Perpendicular. Restored by Harvey Eginton in 1836/37, St Lawrence has been vested in the Churches Conservation Trust since 1979.
There is an excellent collection of 19th and 20th century Stained Glass. 

St Lawrence is open daily. See Churches Conservation Trust website for details.
Evesham_st_lawrence_exterior          St Laurence Chapel
                                             St Lawrence Church from old undated postcards.

St Lawrence Ext Jan 2007          St Lawrence Int Mar 2014

                                                                   St Lawrence Church January 2007.

For other recent (2014) pictures Please Click Here.       (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

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

Details of these books can be found on the Bibliography Page.

Websites:          Grade II* Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.   
                           English Heritage list for England:  Please Click Here.  
                           Church Plans Online:  Ground plans of 1834/38. (Harvey Eginton)
                           Churches Conservation Trust.
                           Family History Website.

Entry updated January 2017.

 Evesham Abbey Bell Tower


The 110ft Bell Tower is all that remains of the medieval Evesham Abbey. It was completed by Abbot Lichfield c1530 just 8 years before the dissolution of the monasteries. It is believed that the Abbey itself was soon demolished but the townspeople of Evesham bought the free standing Bell Tower, thus it was saved. It is a fine building in the Perpendicular style. Restored by Frederick Preedy in 1876. A further conservation appeal is under way (2014).
evesham_abbey_bell_tower_c1935          Evesham Bell Tower Jan 2007

Evesham Abbey Bell Tower, c 1935.                                 January 2007

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

References:
Bridges, Tim.  Churches of Worcestershire,  2005.
Brooks, Alan and NIkolaus Pevsner.  Buildings of England:  Worcestershire,  2007.

Full details of these books are on the Bibliography Page. 

Websites:          Grade I Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                           English Heritage List for England:  Please Click Here.
                           Evesham Bell Tower Conservation Website.
                           Evesham Abbey Wikipedia Entry.
                           British History Online:  Entry for Evesham Abbey.

Entry updated January 2017.

For other Anglican churches in Evesham please see under Bengeworth,  Hampton and Norton.

For Evesham's Non-conformist and Roman Catholic Churches and other chapels see below:


Roman Catholic
Baptist
Methodist
Quaker
Unitarian
Workhouse Chapel

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