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St Mary, Childswickham, Worcestershire

(52°2′41″N, 1°53′31″W)
SP 075 385
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
  • G. L. Pearson

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Feature Sets

The N and S walls of the nave are 19thc., but the W wall, of rubble construction, is of the 12thc., beneath a 14thc. W tower. Early 13thc. chancel. Romanesque sculpture is found in the W doorway of the nave.


Evesham Abbey held ten hides at Childswickham in the reign of Edward the Confessor. The parish was transferred from Gloucestershire in 1931.


Exterior Features



The capitals and bases of the W doorway are similar to those on the precinct gateway of Evesham Abbey. Pevsner (p.146) dates the Evesham portals to beforec.1120.


Anon., Notes provided at Childswickham church.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire, Harmondsworth 1968, 118-19.
  1. M. Thurlby, 'Observations on Romanesque Church Architecture and Sculpture in Worcestershire’, Transactions of The Worcestershire Archaeological Society, 3 ser. 28 (2022), 73-121.