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St Peter, Broome, Worcestershire

(52°24′12″N, 2°8′43″W)
SO 902 784
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval St Peter
now St Peter
  • G. L. Pearson

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Feature Sets

The red brick church, built in 1780 but restored and enlarged in 1861, contains a carved Romanesque font.


The king had overlordship of Broome until at least the 17thc. In 1086, Broome formed part of the manor of Clent. In 1154, Henry II granted it to Maurice de Ombersley, who may have founded the church. Both the advowson and the manor were forfeited by Maurice's son Richard, and both were apparently granted to the nuns of Brewood by King John (1199). (VCH 1913, 3:34)





The font is said to have been found in a garden in the village (church warden, oral communication, 1992). The eyes on the stem resemble those on the tympanum at Pedmore, dated by Stratford in Pevsner 1968, 45, to the 1150s.

The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol.III, London 1913, 33-34.
G. Parkes, Broom. A Worcestershire Village.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire, Harmondsworth 1968, 16, 46, 112-13.