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St Eadburga, Broadway, Worcestershire

(52°1′30″N, 1°51′30″W)
SP 098 363
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
  • G. L. Pearson

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Built of red sandstone ashlar and rubble, plastered internally, with stone slated roof; remote from the village. Around 1400 a crossing tower was inserted into the E bay of the late 12thc. aisled nave, so its original four bays were reduced to three. The chancel is also late 12thc. The S transept is 14thc., the N transept 19thc. There is a plain round-headed blocked doorway in the N chancel wall and a plain font. Romanesque sculpture is found in the S nave arcade, and in part of the N.


The manor of Broadway belonged to Pershore Abbey up to the Dissolution, and it was already a property of the monastery in the 10thc. In 1086 two-and-a-half hides were claimed by Urse. There was a priest at Broadway at that time; the advowson belonged to the Abbot and convent of Pershore.


Interior Features





Pevsner dates the earliest work toc.1200. The N nave arcade is later than that of the S, although there are some common features. Its stone also shows greater iron staining.

The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol. IV, London 1924, 33-43.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire, Harmondsworth 1968, 102.