SO7664 : St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Witley

near to Great Witley, Worcestershire, Great Britain

St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Witley
St Michael and All Angels Church, Great Witley
The church website LinkExternal link says ‘The church, now almost fully restored, displays a splendour which is unique amongst country churches in Britain’. This is not an understatement – the church is magnificent.

Thomas Foley of Stourbridge in Worcestershire bought the Witley estate in 1655. At that time a sandstone medieval church stood to the west of the current site. His grandson Thomas III decided to build a new church but died in 1732 before work started. It was left to his widow Mary and son Thomas IV, the second baron Foley, to pay for the new church, which was built closer to the court, was of similar size and had access to the court through a door in the east transept. The church was completed in 2 years probably to designs of James Gibbs. It was plain with a brick exterior and stone dressings matching the facade of the court at that time. The outside of the court and church were later covered in Bath stone.
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Wednesday, 15 February, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 769 649 [100m precision]
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