Auch für ein paar Fotos von der Kirche von Wolverley, auf der anderen Seite des Stour, der sich hier – übrigens tiefer als der Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal liegend – durch die Wiesen [The Knight’s Meadow] windet, war noch Zeit:
Über Wolverley sagt unser Wasserreiseführer Folgendes: „North west of bridge 20. A fascinating village on the west side of the Stour valley, once dedicated to the nailmaking industry. The church stands on a sandstone rock so steep that the building has to be approached by a zigzag path cut through the constantly eroding stone. In the base of this outcrop are the remains of a smithy shop. […] Many of the houses close by are partly carved from the rock, their dark back rooms actually caves. Most of the village is clustered just to the north of the church, near the little-used but dignified buildings of the Old Court House, which has also seen service as both a grammar school and council offices. The school was endowed in 1629, but most of the buildings date from 1820. Around is the bulk of this small village, where gardens make the most of the brook that flows through.“ [Waterways Guide, Vol. 2: Severn, Avon & Birmingham (Cheltenham, 2009), S. 113 f.
Schade, dass wir keine richtige Zeit hatten, dahin zu spazieren, denn der Reiseführer sagt weiterhin, „Wolverley is certainly a vilage worth visiting – easily accessible from Wolverley Lock.“ [a.a.O., S. 114]