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St Gregory, Tredington, Warwickshire

(52°5′21″N, 1°37′24″W)
SP 259 435
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Warwickshire
now Warwickshire
medieval Worcester
now Coventry
  • Harry Sunley
May 1993

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Of Saxon origin and built of a Cotswold-type stone. Tower, aisled nave and chancel, the last rebuilt in the early 14thc. The nave upper walls have remnants of pre-Conquest windows and doors, completely blocked. The piers and responds of the nave arcades are basically 12thc.; the arches are pointed except for those at the W end, which are round-headed and terminate in a later W wall. Romanesque sculpture is also found in the doorway once in the N wall but now reset in the S.


In 1086 the Bishop of Worcester held 23 hides in Tredington, and the manor remained in his possession throughout the Middles Ages and beyond. Tredington was formerly an enclave (detached parish) of Worcestershire within Warwickshire, but was transferred to Warwickshire, along with Shipston on Stour, in 1931.


Exterior Features


Interior Features



According to Pevsner, the chevrons of the S doorway are 19thc. The chevrons on the face of the arch are less mature in appearance than those on the soffit. Except for the capitals on the W half of the W nave arcade piers, which support half a round-headed arch, the capitals are in a very 'clean' condition, but this may be a characteristic of the stone; the scallops are also very regular and lack decoration (e.g. sheaths).

The W piers were certainly once responds, as stated by Pevsner, who considered the half-round arch to be a later link with the W tower. It is not then surprising that the W half of the capitals should be different, and display 'trumpet' characteristics.


Victoria County History: Worcestershire. III, 1913, 541-51.

A. Wedgwood and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, Harmondsworth 1966, 434-5