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St Peter, Droitwich, Worcestershire

(52°15′38″N, 2°8′42″W)
SO 902 625
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Worcestershire
now Worcestershire
medieval Worcester
now Worcester
medieval St Peter
now St Peter
  • G. L. Pearson

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Feature Sets

The church, built of rubble, ashlar and brick, has a 12thc. nave and chancel, S and N transepts of the 13thc. and 14thc. respectively, and a late 14thc. W tower. A S aisle was added to the nave in the early 13thc., but only traces of its arcade with two capitals remain; the damaged one bears a single row of windswept stiff-leaf interspersed with masks. Romanesque sculpture is found on the chancel arch, above which is a pierced triple arcade of 19thc. date.


At the Conquest the manor of St Peter Witton passed to William, son of Corbucion. His successor Peter Corbezon, or Peter de Studley, gave the estate to the priory he founded at Witton St Peter; the priory was subsequently moved to Studley in Warwickshire.


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

The church bears the marks of a poor and ill-informed restoration of the 19thc.

The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Worcestershire, vol.III. London 1913, 72-89, 84-86.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Worcestershire. Harmondsworth 1968, 135.