Church of England. Grade 1. 12th century. Norman
Church Lane, Astley, Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire. DY13 0RJ
This Norman church stands proudly on a hill with commanding views of rural Worcestershire. Flower beds surround the sandstone building.
The churchyard is the final resting place of Frances Ridley Havergal the Victorian poet and hymn writer who was born in Astley in 1836.
Inside this Norman building the Chantry Chapel houses the painted tombs of the Blount family.
LOCATION AND TRAVEL Approximately 4 miles from Stourport off B4196 towards Worcester.
Right turn at cross roads at Bull Hill signposted Yarhampton and Church .
Or left turn off the A451 from Stourport, in Dunley Village after passing Dog Inn.
SERVICES For times of services please go to www.astleyanddunley.org.uk/st_peters_church.
Linked with St.Bartholomews , Arley Kings.
ADDITIONAL OPENING TIMES AND ARRANGEMENTS
Open during daylight hours .
LOCAL CONTACT EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org TELEPHONE 01299 877290
Disabled access, Toilets, Guide Books, Churchyard map.
FACILITIES FOR GROUPS Guided tour can be arranged .
CHURCH RECORDS -available at Worcester Record Office.
Astley is a scattered rural village in two halves astride the B4196.
Village Web site. http://www.astleyvillageparishcouncil.org.uk/Noticeboard.htm
Places to Eat. The Dog Inn, Dunley. The Hampstal Inn, Astley Burf .
Places to Stay.
Woodhampton House , Bed &Breakfast , Weather Lane, Astley. www.woodhamptonhouse.co.uk The Elms Hotel , Abberley. The Hundred House Hotel , Great Witley .Regular Activities. Coffee morning in aid of Church held 1st. Thursday of each month in the Village Hall.
Petrol Station. 'Fields' Dunley.
Things to do. There are many local walks in this area of beautiful countryside Franciscan Monastery and Retreat House at Glasshampton .
Visit St. Mary's Shrawley. The Severn Valley Railway, West Midland Safari Park , Hanbury Hall (N.T). Bridgnorth area, Dudmaston Hall, (N.T).
Witley Court (E H) and Parish Church.