Hanbury

 

Anglican: St Mary


A red sandstone church on an isolated hilltop near Droitwich. The nave is medieval, the tower added in the late 18th century and the east end is by G. E. Street in 1860.  The church is usually open during daylight hours.  
 Hanbury_exterior_c1916          Hanbury Ext March 2014

      St Mary's Church, c1916, from an old postcard.                                  St Mary's Church, March 2014.

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A drone video of St Mary's, Hanbury and St Mary de Wyche, Wychbold by Andy Cortez:

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.365
Stanton, George K., Rambles and researches among Worcestershire Churches; with historical notes relating to several parishes. Volume I (1884) p.152
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive Worcester, Parish Papers: 850 Hanbury

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

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

Towers and Spires Cycling Tour (PDF)

 Nearby is Hanbury Hall. (National Trust)  The Hall was home to the Vernon family who were great local benefactors and many of them have memorials in the church.

Former Mission Church (St Mark's).

Alongside the B4090 in Hanbury village. Built in the mid 19th century as a Chapel of Ease to St Mary's. Has recently had commercial use but is now (March 2014) disused.

Hanbury chapel March 2014


Nearby churches are:  Droitwich,  Redditch,  Droitwich Deanery

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