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St Bartholomew, Grimley, Worcestershire

(52°14′39″N, 2°12′7″W)
SO 863 607
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
  • G. L. Pearson

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Feature Sets

The church, built of red sandstone, consists of a nave with N aisle, a chancel ofc.1200, a S porch and a W tower. There was a drastic restoration in 1886 when a neo-Norman porch with doorway and an outside stairway with intersecting arcade was added. Romanesque sculpture is found in the S nave doorway, now within the 19thc. porch.


In 1086, the manor of Grimley belonged to the monastery of Worcester, and was confirmed to the monks by Bishop Simon in 1148. The church was a chapel of Worcester Priory.


Exterior Features



The doorway is set in a projection, as at Stoulton, Eastham, Knighton and Martley (Pevsner 1968, 174). See Preface to Worcestershire.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire. Harmondsworth 1968, 45, 174.
  1. M. Thurlby, 'Observations on Romanesque Church Architecture and Sculpture in Worcestershire’, Transactions of The Worcestershire Archaeological Society, 3 ser. 28 (2022), 73-121.
The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol.III. London 1913, 364-66.