Pershore Abbey Pershore, England 1090 and later
Pershore Abbey was founded in the 7th century and came under the Benedictine rule around the 10th century. Only about half of the abbey church survives, which is now used as a parish church.
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Overviewby Holly Hayes
April 17, 2012
The church as it now stands represents only a small portion of the original building, so has a rather foreshortened appearance. The exterior is dominated by a lofty tower and transepts that look exceptionally large without a long nave to balance their height. Large modern buttresses support the west side of the church. Entrance is through the south transept, with leads under the tower and then into the chancel, which is now the nave of the parish church. The chancel has fine Gothic arches and side aisles, with dramatic rib vaulting everywhere. continue reading →
Worcestershire and Herefordshire ChurchesPosted November 5, 2007 by Holly Hayes Part of: Graduate School in Oxford
Last Thursday we took a day trip up north to Worcestershire and Herefordshire, English counties not too far from the Welsh border. Pershore Abbey Our first stop was Pershore Abbey, because it was on the way and I had an article on it that needed pictures. We didn't stay long, but it was pretty cool on the outside and…
- Official Website of Pershore Abbey. Web. Official website.