Chaddesley Corbett, St Cassian's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Beautifully carved 12th century font by the 'Herefordshire school' of carvers
There is also a richly carved piscina, aumbry cupboard, and niches on either side of the altar. Look at the base of the niches and you'll find a pair of faces peering out from a cascade of lush foliage, in the style of a traditional Green Man carving. Above the altar is the 14th century east window. The glass is 19th century, a gift from the Perrin family, co-founders of the famous Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce company of Worcester.
On the south wall of the chancel is a memorial brass to Thomas Forest (d. 1511), his wife and their numerous offspring. Forest served as the Keeper of Dunclent Park, near Kidderminster.
Immediately to the left of the west entrance door is a small display case housing an 'Erasmus Bible', a commentary on the New Testament translated in 1516 from the original Greek by the Tudor scholar Erasmus.
One final feature of historic interest is a small fragment of a Norman tympanum, set on the west wall of the porch. The fragment is beautifully carved and is thought to be part of a Christ in majesty carving which would have originally been set over the south doorway.
About Chaddesley Corbett
Address: The Village, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire, England, DY10 4SD
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Just off the A448, easily visible from the road. Lots of parking along the street. The church was open when we visited.
Website: Chaddesley Corbett
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Nearest Accommodation to Chaddesley Corbett:
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Tourist Information Centre
St Richard's House
Tel: 01905 774 312
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays