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The church of ST. PETER consists of a chancel about 25 ft. by 16 ft., a nave 38½ ft. by 18½ ft., a north aisle 12 ft. wide, a north chapel and a vestry. These dimensions are all internal.

Nearly the whole church has been rebuilt in recent years, but enough remains to prove the existence of a church in the middle of the 12th century consisting of a chancel and nave with a north aisle of about the dimensions of the present structure. Practically no additions were made, except the insertion of one or two windows in the 14th century, until the modern rebuilding. At a late date the structure was allowed to get much out of repair and the north aisle was destroyed, the arcade being filled up. In 1885 the arcade was reopened, a new north aisle was built, the nave and chancel walls and arcade repaired and restored, a north chapel (for the Rous monuments) and a vestry and sacristy added, and the nave reroofed. A bellcote was also constructed above the west wall of the chancel.


Rous Lench

The church of ST. PETER consists of a chancel about 25 ft. by 16 ft., a nave 38½ ft. by 18½ ft., a north aisle 12 ft. wide, a north chapel and a vestry. These dimensions are all internal.

Nearly the whole church has been rebuilt in recent years, but enough remains to prove the existence of a church in the middle of the 12th century consisting of a chancel and nave with a north aisle of about the dimensions of the present structure. Practically no additions were made, except the insertion of one or two windows in the 14th century, until the modern rebuilding. At a late date the structure was allowed to get much out of repair and the north aisle was destroyed, the arcade being filled up. In 1885 the arcade was reopened, a new north aisle was built, the nave and chancel walls and arcade repaired and restored, a north chapel (for the Rous monuments) and a vestry and sacristy added, and the nave reroofed. A bellcote was also constructed above the west wall of the chancel.


comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jun 2009, 01:41
Colour saturation works well here, Bill...did you do that or was gawd at work?
Bill Phillips: Polarising filter but otherwise untouched Ray
Nice composition!!!!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Pravin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jun 2009, 06:53
Another fine church (Kirchlein) and churchyard, a bit twiddled, nicely framed! I hope we will have a look at its nave, chancel..,, too!
Bill Phillips: Actually not twiddled Philine. I used a polarising filter to take the picture but other than that it is as it was! Inside tomorrowsmile
Looks like a real village church, Bill. Nice restoration work, obviously. And a nice bit of photography as well.
Bill Phillips: I thought it had great charm Sheila. Like so many churches it is a Victorian restoration,but I don't have a problem with that
I like this, a good range of tones and colour me thinks.
Bill Phillips: And untwiddled too. just a polariser
Good looking building
Bill Phillips: One of many churches around here.
Blimey Bill, did you take a tape measure? Excellent photograph by the way.
Bill Phillips: Never leave home without one.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 25 Jun 2009, 09:55
Lovely old church, looks to have been well restored
Bill Phillips: I like this church, it is in a rather pretty village too
What a charming place Bill! I like the tones.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Richard. I was rather taken with this place.
Whatever the age of the church Bill it is very attractive and you have got a good angle here to show it at its best.
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Brian
Expecting the vicar to ride in on his bike anytime soon smile

Lovely composition and subtle colour tones.
Bill Phillips: LOL...and Miss Marple to peer from behind a tree!
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2009, 15:03
beautiful colors and perspective Bill smile
Bill Phillips: Cheers Doc!
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 25 Jun 2009, 15:17
Nice shot.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Marysmile
Really good capture
Bill Phillips: Thanks Guys.
I love that doorway ... richard
Bill Phillips: So do I ...great isn't it?
This one is one of my preferred : A likey !
Bill Phillips: Thanks Zeb smile smile smile
  • KenC
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jun 2009, 22:07
One heck of a shot Bill.Wonderful in every way.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Ken
Untouched! Whatever next ;o)

I get the feeling you are doing a bit of a John Betjeman for the English parish church?
Bill Phillips: It occurred to us that although we have lived in Droitwich for over 30 years we have never really explored our own doorstep. Someone mentioned Chaddesley Corbett Recently and we realised we had never been there so we went and the church was the obvious thing to photograph and since then we have been wanderign round chuches with Ange reading the gravestones and other inscriptions and me snapping away! Unlike my namesake...who is a purist... I like Victorian stained glass etc!
I love the light on this photo!!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ryan
Gorgeous colors. I like this one a lot.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Paul, I think it is one of my better efforts

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