St Leonard's, Ribbesford, Worcestershire, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes
N 52° 21.841 W 002° 18.914
30U E 546627 N 5801747
Quick Description: The Anglican Church of St Leonard in Ribbesford, near Bewdley, North Worcestershire.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/2/2018 11:15:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMY1KM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
From the Great English Churches website at (visit link)
The north door here dates from around 1100. The church of this time probably occupied the space that is now the north aisle. The destroyed north arcade is also said to have been Norman. This implies that there must have been extensions to the south - presumably an aisle - later in c12.

The north aisle and chancel are largely modern replacements, of course, although some of the stonework at the east end of the aisle is believed to be Norman.


The present nave and the lost chancel were probably added in c15. The south aisle dates from about 1450 and is remarkable for the fact that it is made of oak! I can’t believe there are many like it in the country, and I don’t remember seeing one personally. The pillars are octagonal with curved struts springing from the capitals.

Around the church are various pieces of recovered Norman fragments. The blocked south doorway is also Norman, but this must have been moved here because the south aisle, of course, is c15.

The modern pulpit incorporates very fine and interesting carvings from the original c15 rood screen.
Building Materials: Stone

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