Madresfield

 

Anglican: St Mary.


A medieval church on this site was replaced in 1852 by a new church designed by Edward Pugin. However it soon became unsafe and the current church was built in 1866/67 by Frederick Preedy. The church is richly decorated inside with the chancel and chancel arch painted by Clayton and Bell in 1894.
St Mary's is usually locked outside of service times. See A Church Near You (below) for contact information. 


          madresfield ext may 2007

  Exterior from Undated postcard.                            Exterior May 2007.

madresfield int feb 2015

      St Mary's Church Interior, February 2015.

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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)
Noake, John. The Rambler in Worcestershire or, Stray Notes on Churches and Congregations. Volume III (1854)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)
Transactions of Worcestershire Archaeological Society, New Series Vol. VII (1930)

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

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

 Nearby Anglican churches in this benefice/area:  Callow End,  Guarlford,  Powick,  Great Malvern.

 Please Click on red text for a link.  (External websites will open in a new window.)                                    Page updated March 2015.