VISIT | Take in the Aspect at Stanford on Teme | Worcestershire
A Church and then some...
Whether you like a church or not - visit this simply for the stunning views over the River Teme valley
Discover the history of Stanford - its relationship with the Winnington family and the Salwey family before them
Marvel at this Georgian gothic church situated on a high point with breath-taking views
"...this remarkable church with its history and views out over the valley..."
If you can find the little turning up to this remarkable church 'up on the hill' you will be in for a treat. Breath-taking views at every turn, a remarkable Georgian church design and an estate history to match. But which every reason you are here, go find the bench which sits at the back of the churchyard and just sit. Sit and let the world go by. Sit and glory at the natural beauty below you. Sit and let it soak into you.
St Mary's church in the little estate village of Stanford-on-Teme in Worcestershire has no real reason to bring you here, there is nothing singular of interest it appears except for those locals who inhabit this remarkable piece of Worcestershire. But the Georgian church built on this high spot in the 1760s by James Rose is an elegant Gothic design with many architectural details that interest some.
But for those with history in your mind, take in the tombs of Thomas Winnington, MP for both Droitwich and Worcester in the 18th century and then before him the 15th century gent Sir Humphrey Salwey. There is more besides - war memorials and memorials more...
But lets be honest, what a prospect! Designed to sit over the valley and the parkland where the medieval church once stood, now replaced by lake and greenery. But listen to the sheep, listen to the cyclists taking on the downhill and in spring, delight in the daffodils...
Directions and Map |
Find the church at the top of the hill in the village of Stanford on Teme in rural Worcestershire on the B4203 west of Worcester and north of Bromyard