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photoblog image Droitwich on  a Sunday Morning 5

Droitwich on a Sunday Morning 5

St Andrew's Church, which stands on the corner of Droitwich High Street and St Andrew's Street, is opposite the old town hall, although its dominant position in the town centre has now been largely obscured by the number of buildings around it. A new walkway and marketplace leading from the Waitrose car-park into the High Street has helped restore its visibility

 

Parts of the building are Norman, and it is most likely the church in which St Richard was baptised and worshipped in the early part of his life. The church underwent significant rebuilding in the 1920s as a result of subsidence, which had made the tower dangerous, so that it had to be removed.

The church contains a number of memorials, most noticeably that of Captain Norbury, whose family vault lies in Dodderhill churchyard. He was a naval officer, who distinguished himself by his service in the West Indies, and also served as an envoy from George I to the Court of Morocco, and was engaged in negotiations to free slaves.

Droitwich on a Sunday Morning 5

St Andrew's Church, which stands on the corner of Droitwich High Street and St Andrew's Street, is opposite the old town hall, although its dominant position in the town centre has now been largely obscured by the number of buildings around it. A new walkway and marketplace leading from the Waitrose car-park into the High Street has helped restore its visibility

 

Parts of the building are Norman, and it is most likely the church in which St Richard was baptised and worshipped in the early part of his life. The church underwent significant rebuilding in the 1920s as a result of subsidence, which had made the tower dangerous, so that it had to be removed.

The church contains a number of memorials, most noticeably that of Captain Norbury, whose family vault lies in Dodderhill churchyard. He was a naval officer, who distinguished himself by his service in the West Indies, and also served as an envoy from George I to the Court of Morocco, and was engaged in negotiations to free slaves.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Aug 2013, 00:39
Couldn't you sleep, Bill?

Or just out on an early Bacon Buttie run?
Bill Phillips: I set the alarm. Got up and went off with camera and tripod, just like a real photographer
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 17 Aug 2013, 01:28
Great shot Bill! I love rose color tones to the on the church. Is this natural or color from the rising sun?
Bill Phillips: Natural Frances. Sandstone I think
Still lovely without the tower...
Bill Phillips: It is. There are pictures about with the tower I think
Too bad about the tower - but it's still really a handsome building!
Bill Phillips: Health and safety even then E
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Aug 2013, 07:31
I am go smacked about everything to do with this picture
Bill Phillips: You are the first person to be go smacked by one of my pictures as far as I know
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 17 Aug 2013, 08:28
Nice block of stone
Bill Phillips: Is that it? I get up at crack of dawn to take a series of pictures and all I get is "nice block of stone" PAH!
A very nice structure Bill. I am enjoying your series!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Richard, I'm very pleased smile
Beautiful presentation of a fine looking building Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Janet. It is a nice church, slightly odd inside
A fine looking church Bill, right down to the lovely post box in front of it.
Bill Phillips: A proper pot box Brian!
Great image Bill and a most interesting read.
Bill Phillips: I do my best grin
It's amazing how you dream up all these characters for the fictitious town - you should be writing for the Archers, Bill smile
Magnificent structure! Nice capture Bill!

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