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Holy Trinity, Eckington, Worcestershire

(52°4′12″N, 2°6′54″W)
SO 922 413
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
  • G. L. Pearson

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The church has an aisled nave (the S arcade Romanesque, the N of 1887) and a later medieval chancel and SW tower. Romanesque sculpture is found in the W doorway of the nave, moved from the N wall in 1831, and in the S nave arcade.


The manor of Eckington was granted to Westminster Abbey by Edward the Confesser; it had previously belonged to Pershore Abbey. In 1086 Urse the Sheriff held part of the Abbey's lands at Eckington; in the 12thc. this estate was held by his descendant William Beauchamp. The patronage of the church was confirmed to the Prior of Great Malvern, a cell of Westminster, in 1217.


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Chevrons containing rosettes (W doorway, second order) are also found at Bredon, Netherton and Shrawley; Netherton and Eckington could have been carved by the same hand (Stratford in Pevsner 1968, 140, fn.).

The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol.IV. London 1924, 68-76, 74-75.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire. Harmondsworth 1968, 140-41.