Friday 30 April 2021

Churches (102) : Pershore Abbey

The parish church of the Holy Cross (to give it it's full name) in Pershore, Worcestershire is a former abbey. The abbey may have been founded in the late 7th century under the Mercian kings. The current building however dates from about 1100CE, with the original abbey thought to have been destroyed by fire in 1002. The abbey was dissolved in 1539 and partially demolished the following year. 

The remains of the church became a parish church, of the original abbey only the tower, South transept and choir now remain. The North transept collapsed in 1686 and was replaced by a wall. The church was restored in the 1860s.