Visit Martley and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Martley, Worcester, is a pleasant, unassuming village in the pleasant, unassuming country of the Teme Valley 7 miles north west of Worcester. This is scenery very unlike the black-and-white villages of the Avon Valley; red sandstone and red soil predominate, and hills are all around.
The village is at a cross-roads and the centre is the red-brick Crown Inn. There is no dominating architectural style. Pretty black-and-white cottages alternate with enormous red-brick farm buildings and there are a number of red-brick houses that must date from Georgian times. Architecturally interesting according to Pevsner is the rectory, which is centred round a 14th-century hall with trusses that are vaguely reminiscent of cruck construction.
The church is on the south side of the village and looks out pleasantly over the open countryside. It is a building of distinction, originally Norman, and reflects the highest credit on Sir Charles Nicholson who is said to have restored it in 1909. Good woodwork and good tiled and wooden floor; a very fine wooden roof; pulpit and two screens at tower and chancel ends which could be medieval, so good are the design and the carving. In the chancel an astonishing display of flat tomb slabs. Some good pieces of old furniture, good wall tablets and a 15th-century carved alabaster tomb of one of the Mortimers killed in the War of the Roses. Altogether a church to be proud of.
Nearby cities: Worcester
Nearby towns: Bromyard, Stourport-on-Severn, Tenbury Wells
Nearby villages: Berrow Green, Clifton-on-teme, Kenswick, Great Witley
Have you decided to visit Martley or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Martley bed and breakfast (a Martley B&B or Martley b and b)
- a Martley guesthouse
- a Martley hotel (or motel)
- a Martley self-catering establishment, or
- other Martley accommodation