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Hanbury Church

The Church of St Mary the Virgin. Set in an imposing position on a hill with panoramic scenic views overlooking the Worcestershire countryside is the lovely parish church of Hanbury. There has been a church on this site from Saxon times. It is believed that some of the stones from the original Saxon building have been used in the existing structure. The church had a major rebuild during the 1200's and then remained as such until the Victorian era. In 1861 the Vernon's a local family of landed gentry who owned nearby Hanbury Hall commissioned Giles Gilbert Scott RIBA an important mid - Victorian period architect  to carry out a  major restoration of the church including a new Nave, Chancel, Trancepts and Tower. It must be assumed that included in the restoration works was the erection of a warm air stove and ductwork system by G N Haden & Sons of Trowbridge Wiltshire. George Nelson Haden had already worked for Gilbert Scott (later to become Sir George Gilbert Scott) and no doubt in view of their good working relationship, the firm of Haden's was asked to install the warm air ducted heating system complete with its stove. This solid fuel fired warm air stove was still in use until the 1950's. 

Hanbury Church

The Church of St Mary the Virgin. Set in an imposing position on a hill with panoramic scenic views overlooking the Worcestershire countryside is the lovely parish church of Hanbury. There has been a church on this site from Saxon times. It is believed that some of the stones from the original Saxon building have been used in the existing structure. The church had a major rebuild during the 1200's and then remained as such until the Victorian era. In 1861 the Vernon's a local family of landed gentry who owned nearby Hanbury Hall commissioned Giles Gilbert Scott RIBA an important mid - Victorian period architect  to carry out a  major restoration of the church including a new Nave, Chancel, Trancepts and Tower. It must be assumed that included in the restoration works was the erection of a warm air stove and ductwork system by G N Haden & Sons of Trowbridge Wiltshire. George Nelson Haden had already worked for Gilbert Scott (later to become Sir George Gilbert Scott) and no doubt in view of their good working relationship, the firm of Haden's was asked to install the warm air ducted heating system complete with its stove. This solid fuel fired warm air stove was still in use until the 1950's. 

comments (12)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Feb 2014, 06:48
Very nice & appropriate for Sunday viewing
Bill Phillips: Actually a supermarket would be more appropriate these days in terms of attendance
Amen. Fine image Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks JC
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Feb 2014, 09:24
A church with heating; now that should increase the congregation by at least one or two. A fine image - despite your editing :;
Bill Phillips: A shamelessly tarted up filler Alan
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Feb 2014, 09:55
The restoration looks tastefully done from the outside, Bill
Bill Phillips: It is a nice church and commands some fine views
Rather a nice looking church Bill, I like the double pointed roof at the eastern end, and the two windows in the roof, most unusual.
Bill Phillips: I'm not sure what they are there for Brian
It looks a little ghostly. Nicely treated image too.
Bill Phillips: You should see it when it's misty!
A nice landscape Bill... thanks for sharing..
Bill Phillips: It is a lovely church and looks out on some very nice countryside
A nice image for a sunday bill
Bill Phillips: Couldn't let Alan hog the Sunday church pics Shane grin
A very nice looking church Bill. Thanks for the history words.
Bill Phillips: Giles gilbert Scott's lesser known works include Liverpool cathedral, Battersea Power station, Waterloo bridge and the red telephone box grin
Something of a mix of architectural styles! I prefer it with the black background - shows up better, I think.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Feb 2014, 23:30
A fine looking church - only in England.
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 10 Feb 2014, 21:57
I bet its full of ancient pigeon poop, Bill...
Bill Phillips: That is no way to speak about the congregation Ray

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