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St Mary, Elmbridge, Worcestershire

(52°18′29″N, 2°8′58″W)
SO 899 678
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
  • G. L. Pearson

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Feature Sets

Nave and chancel in one. N arcade with plain, round early 13thc. piers and 19thc. capitals and arches. Bellcote. Drastically restored and mostly rebuilt in 1872. Red sandstone ashlar.


The manor of Elmbridge belonged before the Conquest to a certain Aeldiet and in 1086 to Osbern Fitz Richard, who held the adjoining manor of Wychbold. Elmbridge was held of the lords of Wychbold by a family who took their name from the manor. The church was a chapel of Dodderhill.


Exterior Features



Pevsner suggests a date at the end of the 12thc. or very early in the 13thc. for the S doorway.

The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol.IV. London 1924, 76-83, 80-82.
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, 119-58, 150.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire. Harmondsworth 1968, 46, 141.