Worcestershire Places of Worship

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Holy Trinity, Eckington
Holy Trinity,
Eckington, Worcestershire.

Cemeteries

This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] Holy Trinity Church is in the centre of Eckington Village, beside the B4080, which in spite of being a minor road is quite heavily used - probably because Eckington Bridge has the merit of being one of the bridging points of the River Avon. It is a narrow single track bridge, controlled by traffic lights, and the road upstream of the bridge is notable for flooding in periods of heavy rainfall. However on the day of our visit, that was yet to happen. The year, 2008, is on record as one of the worst for summer floods.[1]

[Image 2] Unfortunately, there was no guide book available at the church, but this looks like a Norman archway to me! According to Mike Salter's The Old Parish Churches of Worcestershire, the western part of the nave and south arcade date from the late 12th century, whilst the chancel is 14th century.[1]

[Image 3] This three-bay arcade dates from the late 12th century, according to Mike Salter's The Old Parish Churches of Worcestershire. He also suggests that there was originally a fourth bay, which was replaced by the Tower in the 15th century, and its rather substantial interior base, on the right of the photograph, serves to illustrate what he means!

There is also a North Aisle, which is “modern” - that is, dates from 1830.[1]

[Image 5] This Monument to Sir John HANFORD is in the Chancel of Eckington Church.[1]

[Image 6] The Inscription reads:

In Memory
of Thomas THORNBERY Esq.
He departed this Life
July the 30th 1771,
Aged 72 Years.

It is in the floor of the nave.[1]

[Image 7] Unfortunately, my photograph proved to be too dark for me to be able to read the inscriptions, apart from the dedication at the bottom, which says it was erected by the women of Eckington. Presumably the names are those on the War Memorial on the Village Green.[1]

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church is located in the town/village nearest OS grid reference SO920410. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Eckington, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Information last updated on 3 Feb 2011 at 00:00.

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