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St Michael's church
The current church dates to the 12th century but may stand on the same site as a Saxon church. In the 14th century the Norman church was extended, the roof raised, and a spire rected to top the west tower. Unfortunately the foundations proved inadequate for the extra weight, and by the 16th century the walls had begun to bulge under the strain. The roof was lowered to its original Norman height, but the damage was already done; the church was in danger of complete collapse, so the new Victorian church of St Mary's was built to replace the ancient building. In the 1960s the church was reduced to the chancel, with the remainder of the Norman building standing only as roofless walls.
St Mary's church
Built in 1850 to replace the Norman church, this Victorian gem stands in a delightful location amid peaceful countryside.
Address: Abberley, Worcestershire, England
Attraction Type: Town
Photo Credit: Philip Halling, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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