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St Mary Magdalene, Broadwas, Worcestershire

(52°11′40″N, 2°21′35″W)
SO 755 552
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
  • G. L. Pearson

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A red sandstone church with a nave and chancel mostly ofc.1200, a 14thc. S chapel and a W timber bell-turret. There is a plain round-headed doorway on the N side of the nave, and a doorway bearing Romanesque sculpture on the S. There is also a font of uncertain date but incorporating Romanesque features.


In 1086 the manor was held by the monks of Worcester; it was confirmed to them by Bishop Simon in 1148. The advowson belonged to the Prior and convent until the Dissolution.


Exterior Features





Pevsner suggests that the church is mostly ofc.1200; the sculpture of the S doorway probably also dates from around this time. The font is not mentioned in Pevsner.

The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol.III, London 1913, 292-296.
N.Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire, Harmondsworth 1968, 101.