St Mary’s Church
Doverdale, WR9 0QB 01905 622464
The little church of ST. MARY THE VIRGIN consists of a chancel, nave and modern south vestry, with a western wood steeple.
Some of the walling of the nave appears to date from the end of the 12th century, and the small round arch to the blocked north doorway is evidently of that date. Beyond this there are no distinctive features left of any age. The nave windows have old stonework, perhaps of the 14th or 15th century, but have been much altered. The chancel was rebuilt about the middle of the last century, and the church has undergone several restorations.
There are three bells; the treble inscribed ‘God be our speed 1660 I M’ (John Martin of Worcester); the second, dated 1615 and bearing the initials of the churchwardens and the founder, Godwin Baker, with his mark the cross keys; the tenor inscribed ‘Sancte Thome, ora pro nobis,’ preceded by a flowered saltire.
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