St Laurence, Wichenford, Worcestershire, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes
N 52° 14.347 W 002° 18.735
30U E 546962 N 5787856
Quick Description: The Church of St Laurence, Venn Lane, Wichenford
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/17/2019 12:06:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JR7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The Church of St Laurence is an attractive 12th century building in Wichenford, Worcestershire. It is one of a group of 14 churches (the Worcestershire West Rural Team) located in an outstandingly beautiful part of the English countryside, with the River Teme flowing through the middle and the Malvern Hills to the south.

From the local parish council website:-
"The church is dedicated to St Laurence, although in wills dating back to the 16th century a reference is made to St Michael. Double dedications were common, in the days when the chancel belonged to the priest and the nave was the responsibility of the parishioners. The first mention of Wichenford Church appears circa 1100 AD in the list of the churches and chapels that comprised the parish churches of St Helen’s, Worcester.

This is an intriguing start, as being tied to St Helen’s probably takes Wichenford’s own history back past the Norman and Anglo-Saxon eras to Romano-Celtic times, when St Helen’s appears to have been the mother church of large parish extending over both sides of the Severn. Wichenford and Kenswick appear among the five listed on the west bank; the others were (Lower) Wick, Little Witley and Holt. The tie to St Helen’s continued over the years, even once the mother church had been handed to the Priory."
Building Materials: Stone

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