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St Gregory, Castlemorton, Worcestershire

(52°2′1″N, 2°18′0″W)
SO 795 373
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
  • G. L. Pearson

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Feature Sets

Built of rubble masonry, the church has a 12thc. nave and chancel, and a later medieval S transept, W tower and timber N porch. Romanesque sculpture is found in the S and N doorways; at least the S doorway was reset in 1880.


Castlemorton formed part of the manor of Longdon, and is not mentioned by name in the Domesday Survey.


Exterior Features



Both doorways have been repaired and amended; the head at the apex of the S doorway is of uncertain date. The S doorway was probably the main entrance at one time. Frontal chevrons also appear at Earls Croome (Pevsner, 114), and there is an Agnus Dei on the tympanum of Preston-by-Ledbury in Gloucestershire (Stratford in Pevsner 1968, 114, fn.).

The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire,vol.IV, London 1924, 50-53.
C. J. Bond, 'Church and Parish in Norman Worcestershire' in J. Blair (ed.)Minsters and Parish Churches: The Local Church in Transition 950-1200. Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph 17, Oxford 1988, 119-158, 150.
N.Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire, Harmondsworth 1968, 46, 114-115.