Fladbury

 

Anglican: St John the Baptist


The oldest surviving part of the church is the Norman lower stage of the west tower, which was added to in the 13th century with the top stage added in the 18th century. The nave is 14th century.
The family of Worcester architect, Frederick Preedy, lived in Fladbury and there is much of his work in the church. He added the chancel and vestry in 1864 and completed a major restoration in 1871. Most of the 19th century fittings are designed by him together with 10 stained glass windows, mainly family memorials. The church also contains many excellent medieval, and later, monuments to local families.
St John the Baptist is usually open during daylight hours. (Ref Parish Website, February 2014)

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                                                 St John the Baptist from old undated postcards.

Fladbury Ext Sept 2007          Fladbury Int Sept 2007

                                                               St John the Baptist, September 2007.

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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.324
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)

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

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

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

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