Worcestershire Places of Worship

St Mary, Hanley Castle (1) (36k) St Mary, Hanley Castle (2) (34k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Mary, Hanley Castle
St Mary,
Hanley Castle, Worcestershire.

Cemeteries

This Church has/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, but we don't know whether or not 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] An attractive setting, except perhaps for the High School to the east, sheltered thankfully by trees.

The church has a medieval nave and north aisle, the rest was rebuilt in Gothic (and brick) in the later 17th century after the central tower was brought down during the English Civil War. This all sounds quite interesting but I found the church rather dull in part thanks to a 19th century going over of the 17th century features. Not much else to comment on, minor fittings and a couple of memorials. [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/was located in the town/village nearest OS grid reference SO830410. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

(NB I know the first two don't work as intended - the Jury's still out as to what to do about it...)

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 Hanley Castle, 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 Phil Draper.

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

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This Report was created 5 Feb 2019 - 14:08:33 GMT from information held in the Worcestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 7 Dec 2018 at 09:55.

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