St. Augustine's, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes
N 52° 16.247 W 002° 08.751
30U E 558282 N 5791499
Quick Description: St. Augustine's Church, Crutch Lane, Droitwich Spa
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/12/2018 3:30:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMZP37
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
Excerpts from the (visit link) website:-
"Work started on the Norman Church around 1180 AD and the building was completed around 1220AD. The crossing and north transept are the only parts of the current building that dates from this time. It was a very large church, as befitted the size of the parish, which was far more extensive than it is today, including what is now Wychbold and Elmbridge.
Its location, however, was to bring disaster during the Civil War. In 1646AD Parliamentarians were billeted in it, and in the Royalist attack the church was fired, and exploding armaments destroyed the nave and south transept, and severely damaged the rest of the building.

In the early 18th century, the tower and south transept were rebuilt, using the masonry from the damaged building, but the tower was now located over, and as part of, the south transept. The building retains this extremely unusual T-shape and positioning of the tower today. Various internal decorations and furnishings were added at this time, with more addictions being made as part of a late Victorian re-ordering, when new stained glass windows were added.

The tower contains a fine peal of eight bells, and visiting groups often come to ring them. "
Building Materials: Stone

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