SO9063 : St Augustines Church, Dodderhill, Droitwich Spa

taken 11 years ago, near to Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, Great Britain

St Augustines Church, Dodderhill, Droitwich Spa
St Augustines Church, Dodderhill, Droitwich Spa
This picture of St Augustines, "The Church on the hill", is taken from the car-park opposite. Work started on the Norman Church around 1180 AD, the building being completed around 1220AD. The crossing and north transept are the only parts of the current building to date from this time. Its prominent position over looking Droitwich made it the dominant church in the area. During the Civil War this almost became its downfall. In 1646AD Parliamentarians were billeted in it, and during the Royalist attack the church was fired, exploding armaments destroyed the nave and south transept, severely damaging the rest of the building.

In the early 18th century, the tower and south transept were rebuilt using the masonry from the damaged building. The tower was now located over, and as part of, the south transept. The building retains this extremely unusual T-shape and positioning of the tower today.

In the late 20th Century a further change was made to the layout and a new extension built containing kitchen and toilet facilities.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 November, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 4 July, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 901 637 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:16.2818N 2:8.7551W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 901 633
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