Roundhead soldiers made full use of the lofty position of St Augustine’s Church during the Civil War, sending cannonballs into Royalist Droitwich.

However, the King’s men returned fire and destroyed the nave and south transept, while also severely damaging the rest of the building.

The church was rebuilt in the early 18th century. However, the tower was now located over the south transept, giving the church its unusual shape.

Commonly referred to as Dodderhill Church, its prominent location was once home to a Roman fort.

Its brickwork was blackened by soot from the salt workings in what is now Vines Park below.