SO7167 : Church of St Andrew, Stockton on Teme

taken 3 years ago, near to Stockton on Teme, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Church of St Andrew, Stockton on Teme
Church of St Andrew, Stockton on Teme
Tomb of Thomas Walshe. This is an unusual wooden tomb dating from 1593, painted to resemble marble, with a series of family coats of arms. It was restored in 1856, but only when the tomb was moved to its present position in 1933 was it discovered that built into it was a thirteenth century stone tomb slab see LinkExternal link .
Also visible are the early 18th century communion rails and part of the late 16th century oak altar table.
Church of St Andrew, Stockton on Teme
The church dates back to the 12th century and consists simply of nave and chancel with western bell turret. The nave largely belongs to this period, although new windows were created in the 14th century, so the most obvious early items are the chancel arch with its carvings over, and the south door. Both arch and doorway were thoroughly restored in the 19th century. The octagonal bowl of the font is thought to date from the foundation of the church, although the pedestal is 19th century.

The chancel collapsed in 1716 and was rebuilt in brick on the old foundations. The communion rails probably date from this period and the altar table is late 16th century. The chancel also contains the unusual wooden tomb memorial to Thomas Walshe.

Further restoration work was carried out in 1845 and 1897, although this did not alter the essential character of the fabric.

The church is Listed Grade II*.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Period (from Tags)
Late 16th Century  Early 18th Century 
Date (from Tags)
1593 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7162 6733 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.2010N 2:25.0577W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7162 6733
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Parish Church  Tomb Chest  Communion Rail  Altar Table 

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