Overbury

 

Anglican: St Faith


A Norman church which was a possession of Worcester Priory in medieval times. There is work from several periods and Norman Shaw carried out a general restoration in 1879/80.
St Faith's is usually open during daylight hours. (Ref local information) 

          

                              St Faith's Church from old postcards.  Exterior undated, interior c1906.

overbury ext sept 2009          overbury int sept 2009

                                                          St Faith's Church, September 2009.

For more pictures from 2009: Please Click Here.    (www.flickr.com/tudorbarlow)

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 III (1854)
Ransome, Mary. The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1782-1808  (1968)

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

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

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