(active around 1092 in Worcestershire)

Interior view

c. 1102
Abbey church, Pershore, Worcestershire

Wulfstan's cathedral in Worcester had aisles and a transept and ambulatory with polygonal radiating chapels. Since it was the most distinguished church in the diocese, it is likely that it was not just the clerical, but also the artistic centre of the "Severn Group" in the west of England. This group of Benedictine monasteries around the River Severn included Great Malvern (c. 1085), Tewkesbury (c. 1102), Gloucester (c. 1089), Pershore (c. 1092) and Evesham (12th century). Worcester cathedral left its mark on the churches of the younger members of the group.

Pershore Abbey in Worcestershire, was founded in the 7th century and came under the Benedictine rule in about the 10th century. Today the long nave of the abbey church has disappeared, but a parish church occupies the lofty chancel and south transept. The Norman Abbey Church was built between 1092 and 1130. From the original church the south transept and tower piers remain to this day.

The photo shows the nave, looking towards the high altar.

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