Peregrine Falcon Nest Site

St Andrews Spire - Worcester

The Glover's Needle is the remaining part of St. Andrew's Church, its history is well documented and it is a much loved feature of the city's skyline. It owes its name to its slender shape and to Worcester's association with the glove-making industry. The present spire dates from 1751, whilst the tower dates from the 15th Century. St. Andrew's Church was originally built in the 12th Century, although there were periods of demolition and re-building up until the middle of the 18th Century. It stands in public gardens, opened in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It is a grade II* listed building and lies within the Historic City Conservation Area.