The Old Church, Pendock (W View)

Recent Photograph of The Old Church (W View) (Pendock)

The setting for Pendock old church is idyllic. This photo shows its splendid isolation, on the edge of a wheat field. This was not always the case however, as the guide leaflet explains. There are traces of a substantial medieval settlement to the north of the church, and behind it on this photograph (to the east) is Pendock Court (where the key to the Church is now kept).

To the north also, across the other side of the valley is Little Malvern Priory, and I was told by the lady at Pendock Court that the Pendock chapel used to be a cell of the Priory. In addition, the guide leaflet says that the eastern half of the village, at the time of Domesday, was held by Urse d'Abitot, whilst the western half of the village was ‘twinned’ with Overbury, on the other side of the River Severn, at which time it was mainly a timber growing area, whilst Overbury was arable.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 17th October 2007.
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