St. Michael, Tiley, Gloucestershire
The church of St. Michael is an ancient building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a low embattled western tower with four pinnacles, and containing 6 bells: the rood loft staircase was discovered in 1893: in the chancel is a memorial to G. Hurdman, grandson of Edward Burdman, first Mayor of Worcester, dated 1634; there are monuments to the Hopkins family dating from 1789; to Mrs. Mary Browne, of Cumberwood, 1717; and Anne Turton, 1642: the east window is stained, and there is a small memorial window to Joseph Terry Hone and Augusta Hone, erected by their son, the Rev. Joseph Frederick Hone M.A. vicar here from 1827: the church was new roofed and the bells rehung in 1894, at a cost of about £400: there are 300 sittings: in the churchyard are two very large and fine yew trees.
The register dates from the year 1653.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Tirley 1655-1812 is available to browse online.