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St Peter, Little Comberton, Worcestershire

(52°4′57″N, 2°2′58″W)
Little Comberton
SO 967 427
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
  • G. L. Pearson

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Built of rubble masonry with some ashlar. 12thc. nave, later medieval S chapel, W tower and chancel. Romanesque sculpture is found in the N nave doorway, within a porch, in the W window of the N nave wall and on the piscina.


In 1086, Little Comberton was probably included with part of Great Comberton in the manor of Comberton, which was held by Gilbert Fitz Turold under the Abbot of Westminster's great manor of Pershore. The church is first mentioned in 1283, when the advowson was held by the lords of the manor.


Exterior Features




Piscinae/Pillar Piscinae


Whorls are also found on the doorway of the Prior's house at Wenlock, Shropshire.

The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol.I. London 1901, 219; vol.IV, London 1924, 61-65, 63-64.
E. Keyser, A List of Norman Tympana and Lintels, London 1904, vol. 30, 10.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire. Harmondsworth 1968, 16, 213.