Himbleton

 

Anglican: St Mary Magdelene.


Pevsner (2007) refers to Himbleton as one of the most worthwhile medieval churches in the area. Its origins are Norman, the porch is 12th century, and there is work from several later periods. A large amount of medieval stained glass survives, sensitively reset in later windows.
St Mary Magdelene is usually open during daylight hours. (Ref local information March 2014) 

Himbleton          Himbleton Int Jan 2009        

                                                   St Mary Magdelene,  January 2009.

For other recent (2007/2009) pictures Please Click Here.    (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)
For pictures from 2010 including all the stained glass Please Click Here. (www.flickr.com/amthomson) 

References and some further sources:
Aiken, 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)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, The Hive Worcester, Parish Papers: Himbleton, Ref. 850

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

Website:          British History Online:  Entry for Himbleton.
                         Grade I Listed Building:  Listing Details Here.
                         English Heritage List for England:  Please Click Here.
                         Church Plans Online:  Ground plans of 1893 (Ewan Christian) and 1906 (C Ford Whitcombe)
                         A Church Near You.
                         Family History Website.

Nearby churches are:  Bradley Green,  Crowle,  Hanbury,  Droitwich Deanery

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