The Church (no dedication), Pendock, Worcestershire

Address: Pendock, Sledge Green, Worcestershire, GL19 4QL
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Pendock church is seen standing proud above the motorway to Ross-on-Wye. Earthworks in fields north of the church mark the site of a Medieval village and probably the de Pendocks’ manor house.

Much of this charming church is Norman although the 10th-century font suggests an even earlier building; in the 14th-century new windows were added, and the west tower was built. There are lovely 16th-century pews and Jacobean communion rails.

It is thought that the famous English composer Sir Edward Elgar may once have played the lovely little Georgian organ inside.

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Road directions

5 miles west of Tewkesbury; church located off 'C' road from Pendock centre towards A438; south of Sledge Green

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Colwall (6.6 miles)

OS Reference No.

SO 817 337

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PDF iconHerefordshire & Worcestershire County Guide (PDF, 4.7mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Herefordshire & Worcestershire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. Mrs J Lloyd and daughter (06 May 2011, 19:21)

    It surely was such a lovely peaceful place before the construction of the motorway which rubs shoulders with it, this creating a non-stop mechanical drone. A long-forgotten silence still seems to persist in spite of this terrible distraction, a silence which in its way seems to compete with the awful rushing traffic sounds.
    We sat in the porch and tried to block out the incessant din - in the porch the noise was much subdued.
    We did not enter as the door was locked and we decided not to cross the field to the place where the key is kept as a mare and new foal were in the field - we felt our entry into the field would be a violation of their evident delight with each other.
    We studied the gravestones and were much impressed with their history; the untended grass with all its wildflowers and bees and insects was an added bonus.
    We love it.

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The Church (no dedication), Pendock, Worcestershire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

Access is along a grass track to the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.