St Mary

The castle, long since ruined, was that of the Beauchamp family and once stood just above the church on the slopes of Bredon Hill.

About this church

St Mary's appears to be of the same period, with its battlements and its Perpendicular tower, north transept and porch. But a look inside the porch reveals fragments of Norman carvings, a pig and a rabbit that betray the building's much earlier origins. The chancel's outside walls have herringbone masonry that is probably from the 11th century.

Two fine monuments are in the north transept. One is a dignified memorial to William Savage, who died in 1616. It features his son, daughter in law and grandchildren, all carved in loving detail.

Opposite, in contrasting style, stands the huge early 18th century pedimented tomb of the first Earl of Coventry, with his wigged effigy framed by marble columns and allegorical figures.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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St John the Baptist

This limestone church stands in an attractive village on the eastern slopes of Bredon Hill.

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Pershore Abbey

For over 1300 years Pershore Abbey has been a centre for Christian worship and life, from its early beginnings as a Saxon monastery to today.

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