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Interesting old church

This church is very pretty and so are its grounds. There is a lot of information on panels and you... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Ruth P
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Beautifully maintained church

A beautiful church in a glorious setting. Really liked the signage to the Angel and the automatic... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Janet H
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

This church dates back to around 800AD, and is impressive to view. It is not particularly large, but contains an historic and beautiful limestone font. There are some lovely triangular windows in the higher interior walls, and a wonderful carving of an Angel on the exterior rear wall.

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Reviewed 31 May 2016

In your mind, paint a chocolate box picture of the most picturesque village church, now add an exquisite peaceful rural setting, and I think that this once very important church, comes close to many people ideal. It really is lovely, but the light stone structure has a long history - parts of St Marys date back 1300 years, and this is confirmed by the Saxon architecture and features, notably the font , the "beasts head", and the delightful, but hard to see "Angel".
St Mary's has had a variety of roles and fortunes over the centuries, and was at various times, a Saxon monastary, a English part of St Denis (in Paris), who took a major portion of the wealth of Deerhurst. With more changes this sizable church eventually became the parish church.
This is a lovely church and it is history in a beautiful setting.

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

A lovely combination of very fine architecture (for it's time) and 1000 years of history.

We walked in the footsteps of Kings Edmund Ironside and Cnut. Also Alphege, a 10th C monk of Deerhurst, subsequently became Archbishop of Canterbury, then was captured and killed by the Danes after he forbid the paying of a ransom.

The church saxon architecture is, to my mind, as good as it gets. Excellent stonework includes a notable font, distinctive walls and tower, ancient carvings and on the outside the 'Deerhust Angel'..

It is close to Tewkesbury, Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Thank jeremysfeedback
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

This church was stumbled upon on a walk and we spent about an hour inside. There is obviously a huge amount of history in the church and this is well presented in a clear and informative way. The saxon font was stunning.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

The priory church is very photogenic and there is lots of information about the church in the building. To read and see everything takes about an hour (although some of my time was taken reading information to my blind partner). There is a map that helps you identify things around the church. I was certainly glad of the extra arrow on the wall that literally pointed me to the angel outside! A very nice building and well worth a visit.

Thank Paul B
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