Friday Photo: St Michael and All Angels’ Church
Today’s Friday photo is of the sleepy little church of St Michael and All Angels in Cofton Hackett.
A church is believed to have existed on this same site from the 12th century, possibly first built as a chapel for a manor house. The existing building is 14th century, constructed of ashlar masonry with a tile roof, it has an arched timber-framed porch entrance and in the photo you can see the bellcote on the west end. The church was restored in 1861 by the Architect Henry Day. Henry Day had also designed the nearby Holy Trinity church in Lickey in 1856 (the resting place of Herbert Austin, founder of the Austin Car Co.)