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St Mary, Hampton Lovett, Worcestershire

(52°17′15″N, 2°9′56″W)
Hampton Lovett
SO 888 655
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
  • G. L. Pearson

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Feature Sets

Of red sandstone ashlar; a small 12thc. nave and chancel had a tower added in the 14thc., serving as a porch to the S doorway when the chancel was extended. A large N chapel was added in 1414, extended in 1561. Restored 1858-9, and vestry added to N chapel.


At the time of the Domesday Survey, the manor of Hampton was held by Sheriff Urse d'Abitot. Until 1077 it had belonged to the abbot of Evesham. It had passed to the Lovett family by the early 13thc.


Exterior Features



Doorways set in a projecting bay, as here, occur in a number of churches in the county (see Preface to Worcestershire).

The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol.III. London 1913, 154-58, 156-57.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire. Harmondsworth 1968, 45, 183.