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Abbeydore, St. Mary. The remains of the medieval abbey now serve as the parish church. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, and an interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Aconbury, the redundant St. John the Baptist. The wooden porc
h. SO 517 335. Both Janet Gimber (2017). Grade II* listed.
Acton Beauchamp, St. Giles. SO 679 503. Mark Turbott. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Almeley, St. Mary. Tim Hollinghurst. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Aston Ingham, St. John the Baptist. SO 680 230. Peter Wood. Another view, Peter Morgan. Link.
Aymestrey, St. John the Baptist and St. Alkmund. A distant view, from an old postcard in John Bowdler's Collection. Link.

Ballingham, the former St Dubricius. Janet Gimber (2017). Grade II* listed.
Birch, Primitive Methodist Chapel, built in 1834, and re-built in 1855. It stands between Kings Thorn Birch and Little Dewchurch. Janet Gimber (2017).

Birley
, St. Peter. SO 454 533. Ken Taylor. Link1. Link2.
Bishop's Frome, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view. Lady Chapel. All James Murray. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Bodenham, St. Michael and All Angels, has a fine weather-vane. Another view of the church. All Graeme Harvey. Interior view. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Bollingham, St. Silas, evidently having some roof problems. Another view. SO 301 527. Both Chris Kippin.
Bosbury, Holy Trinity. Interior view. Both Graeme Harvey (2011). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Brampton Abbotts, the Norman St. Michael and All Angels. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the churchyard gate. At the time of Dennis' visit, the church was not being used for worship because of problems with the roof, and services were being held in a local school, and the village hall. All Dennis Harper (2018). Link. Grade II* listed.
Brampton Bryan, St. Barnabas. Timber roof construction. SO 371 725. Both Ken Taylor. Link.
Bredenbury, St. Andrew. Another view. Interior view. All James Murray. Link.
Bredwardine, St. Andrew. Caroline Webb. Link.
Breinton, St. Michael. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Bridge Sollars, the Norman St. Andrew, restored in later Victorian times. Interior view.
SO 414 425. Both Chris Kippin. Grade I listed.
Bridstow, St. Bridget. Interior view. Both Peter Morgan. Link.
Brimfield, St. Michael. SO 526 674.
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Bringsty Common, the former Mission Church has been re-erected at the Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. SO 955 683. Roy Graham.
Brinsop, St. George. Another view, and the interior. SO 442 447. All
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Brockhampton, All Saints. Another view. Interior view. A beautifully decorated altar frontal. All James Murray. Link.
Brockhampton-by-Bromyard, New Chapel (1790). Christopher advises that Pevsner has this church listed as "New Chapel", without a dedication; ACNY also gives no dedication. SO 684 549. Christopher Skottowe. Grade II* listed. The "New" presumably implies that the nearby church (now ruinous) was its predecessor.
Bromyard, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. St. Stephen, and an interior view, both Graeme Harvey (2011).
Burghill, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. SO479445. Both
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Byford, St. John the Baptist (O). Interior view. SO 397 429. Both Tim Hollinghurst. Another view,
Chris Kippin. Grade I listed.
Byton, St. Mary. SO 370 641.
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II listed.

Callow, St. Mary. It dates from 1830, and was built on the site of an earlier church. Two additional views - 1, 2. SO 494 343. All Dennis Harper (2018). Grade II listed.
Canon Pyon
, St. Lawrence. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst.
Castle Frome, St. Michael. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Two views of the superb font - 1, 2. Both Christopher Skottowe (1964). Link.
Coddington, All Saints. Graeme Harvey (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Collington, St. Mary. SO 648 600.
Chris Kippin. Link, which dates it to circa 1856. Grade II listed.
Credenhill, St. Mary. Interior view. SO 450 438. Both
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Croft - see Yarpole, below.
Dilwyn, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view. SO 414 546. Both
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Dinedor
, St. Andrew. Tim Hollinghurst.
Docklow, St. Bartholomew. The porch. Both James Murray.
Dorestone, St. Faith. Graeme Harvey. Link.
Dormington, St. Peter. Another view. Interior view, decorated with hops for harvest festival. All James Murray.
Downton on the Rock, St. Giles. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.

Eardisland, St. Mary. The church was undergoing remedial works at the time of our visit. Another view. The window nearest the porch in the latter photo has unusual decoration. SO 420 585. Grade II* listed - link. A derelict Wesleyan Chapel stands at circa. SO 418 584. All Steve Bulman (2011).
Eardisley, St. Mary Magdalene. Another view. Both Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Eastnor, St. John the Baptist. Bill McKenzie. Another view, and another. Both James Murray. Interior view. James Murray. An old postcard view, Bulman Collection. Link.
Eaton Bishop, St. Michael and All Angels. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Edvin Loach, St. Mary. Interior view. The previous Saxon church, now ruinous, stands in the graveyard. "Interior" view.  SO 662 583. All James Murray. Link.
Edwyn Ralph, St. Michael. Another view. SO 645 575. Both
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Evesbatch, St. Andrew. Interior view. SO 686 481. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view,
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Eye, St. Peter and St. Paul. Bill McKenzie.
Eyton, All Saints. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst.

Fownhope, St. Mary. Interior view. Side altar. All James Murray. Link.

Goodrich, the chapel in Goodrich Castle. A close-up of the window. Both James Murray.

Hampton Bishop, St. Andrew. Bill McKenzie.
Hatfield, St. Leonard. SO 585 594.
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Hereford.
Hoarwithy, the remarkable St. Catherine. Graeme Harvey. Link.
Hollybush, All Saints, aka The Little Church on the Common, was built as a chapel of ease, consecrated in 1869. Became a parish church in its own right in 1911. Another view. Interior view. All James Murray.
Holme Lacy, St. Cuthbert. The superb Scudamore monuments. Both Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Holmer, St. Bartholomew. SO 505 243.
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Hope under Dinmore, the Chapel of Hampton Court Castle. Another view, the interior, and the ceiling. All Janet Gimber (2015). Link (for the castle).
How Caple, St. Andrew and St. Mary. Another view. Interior view. The Lady Chapel. All James Murray. Link.
Humber, St. Mary the Virgin. SO 535 563.
Chris Kippin. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.

Ivington, St. John. SO 474 566. Ken Taylor.
Ivington Green, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1907).
Chris Kippin. Link, which says it closed in 1975.

Kilpeck, St. Mary and St. David. Another view. A splendid door. All James Murray. Another view, and an interior view, both from old postcards in Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link.
Kimbolton, St. James the Great. SO 526 616. Tim Hollinghurst. Another view, three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the font, and a weathered sun-dial, all Steve Bulman (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
King's Pyon, St. Mary. Another view, and the interior. SO 438 506. All
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Kingsland, St. Michael and All Angels. Interior view, and the St. Michael Volka Chapel. SO 446 612. Link. Grade I listed. Methodist Church. SO 438 618. Link. All
Chris Kippin.
Kingstone, St. Michael and All Angels. James Murray.
Kington, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view, and the font. All James Murray. Grade I listed. Baptist Church on Bridge Street.
SO 298 566. Chris Kippin. Grade II listed. Mortuary Chapel in Kington Cemetery. SO 302 554. Chris Kippin. St. Bede (R.C.). SO 298 564. Chris Kippin. Link.
Kinnersley, St. James. Bill McKenzie.

Lea, St. John the Baptist. June Norris.
Ledbury, St. Michael & All Angels. Another view. Both Graeme Harvey. Grade I listed. The former St. Katherine's Hospital Chapel and hall on High Street. A plaque gives a little history. Both Janet Gimber (2014). Grade II* listed.
Leintwardine, St. Mary Magdalene. Two interiors - 1, 2, the East window, altar and reredos, and the font. There is also some charming wood carvings. SO 404 741. All Steve Bulman (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Leominster.
Letton, St. John the Baptist (O). Interior view and a splendid doorway. SO 335 464. All
Chris Kippin. Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Leysters, St. Andrew. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Little Birch, St. Mary on Ruff Lane. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Little Cowarne, St. Guthlac. Mark Turbott.
Little Dewchurch, St. David. James Murray. Link.
Little Hereford, St. Mary Magdalene. Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Little Marcle, St. Michael and All Angels. June Norris.
Llancloudy, Providence Chapel (Methodist), dating from 1840. Eirian Evans. Another view. Note the removal of the notice boards - does this mean the church is no longer in use? Gerard Charmley (2010).
Llandinabo, St Junabius. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2017).
L
lanwarne, Christ Church. Another view. Grade II listed. The ruins of St. John the Baptist. Another view, and a stone-carved coat of arms. Link. Grade II* listed. All Janet Gimber (2017).
Lower Brockhampton, the medieval chapel ruin on the Brockhampton Estate (National Trust). Another view, the "interior" and a font. All Dennis Harper (2016). Link.
Lugwardine, St. Mary. James Murray. Christian Fellowship Chapel on Lumber Lane. This shows on old maps as a Mission Room.
Janet Gimber (2017). Link.
Lyonshall, St. Michael & All Angels. Another view. Interior view. All James Murray. Another view. Bill McKenzie. Link.

Mansel(l) Lacy, St. Michael. Another view, and the interior. SO 425 455. All Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Mathon
, St. John the Baptist. From an old postcard (franked 1913), Geoff Watts' Collection.
Middleton, former chapel, now a private residence. John Bowdler (2010).
Middleton on the Hill, St. Mary. Another view. SO 540 646. Both Roy Graham.
Monkland, All Saints. Interior view. Both James Murray.
Monnington on Wye, St. Mary (O). Interior view. SO 373 433. Both
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Mordiford, Church of the Holy Rood. Bill McKenzie.
Moreton on Lugg, St. Andrew. Another view. SO 504 456. Both
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II listed.
Much Birch, St. Mary and St. Thomas a Becket (1837). Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2017). Grade II listed.
Much Dewchurch, St. David. Graeme Harvey. Another view and another. Both James Murray. Interior view. James Murray.
Much Marcle, St. Bartholomew. Bill McKenzie. Another view. James Murray. Interior view. James Murray.
Munderfield, former Chapel, now forming part of a private residence. James Murray. Janet Gimber has advised that this was a Mission Room from St. Mary, Avenbury. St. Mary closed in 1931, and is now a ruin.

Orcop, St. John the Baptist. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst.
Orleton, St. George. A fine weather-vane and clock adorn this church. SO 494 671. All Graeme Harvey. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. A fine church, well worth a detour to visit. Another view, the churchyard cross, two interiors - 1, 2, and the superb font, all Steve Bulman (2014). Grade I listed. The Methodist Chapel on Tunnel Lane was built as Wesleyan, and pre-dates the 1888 O.S. map. SO 491 669.
Chris Kippin. Link1. Link2.

Pembridge, St. Mary the Virgin, has a detached bell-tower. SO 390 580. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. The following photos are all James Murray. A modern view. The detached tower. Interior view. Lady Chapel. Two further interior views - 1, 2, the font, and a tomb, all Steve Bulman (2011). Link. Grade I listed - linkPrimitive Methodist Chapel (1891). SO 390 581. James Murray. Former Chapel, now a gallery. Circa SO 391 581. James Murray. Janet Gimber advises that it was built as an Independent Chapel, but later became Congregational.
Pencombe, St. John the Evangelist. Mark Turbott.
Peterchurch, St. Peter. Another view. Graeme Harvey. Link. Former Chapel, now a private residence. James Murray. Janet Gimber advises that this was originally Wesleyan Methodist, and later Methodist.
Peterstow, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Peter Morgan. Link.
Pipe and Lyde (or Pipe cum Lyde), St. Peter. Another view. SO 502 440. Both
Chris Kippin. Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Pixley, St. Andrew. Bill McKenzie.
Preston on Wye, St. Lawrence. Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Priors Frome, the Chapel, of uncertain affiliation, dates from 1880, as the unusual "date-stone" shows. Both
Janet Gimber (2017).
Pudleston, St. Peter. Another view. SO 565 597. Both
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Putley, the church. Another view, the splendid churchyard cross, altar and reredos, pulpit, and font, all Janet Gimber (2017), who found much to admire here. Link1 (an excellent history). Link2. Grade II* listed. The cross is also grade II* listed.

Richards Castle, former Chapel, now a private residence. Graeme Harvey. Janet Gimber advises that this was Methodist.
Risbury, the former Methodist Chapel. Another view. SO 550 550. Both
Chris Kippin.
Ross-on-Wye.

Sarnesfield, St. Mary. Tim Hollinghurst. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Sellack, St. Tysillio. Margaret Woodley. Two further views - 1, 2 - and two interior views - 1, 2 - all Peter Morgan. Link.
Shobdon, St. John the Evangelist. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. SO 4012 6285. All Carole Sage (1992). The striking font, and the reading desk and pulpit, both Carole Sage (2015). Link. Grade I listed. The Methodist Church was built as Wesleyan in the mid-1920's. SO 401 619. Chris Kippin. Link1. Link2.
Sollers Hope, St. Michael. Interior view, and the beautiful tiled floor. All Janet Gimber (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Stanford Bishop, St. James. Another view. SO 681 515. Both
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Stansbatch, Baptist Church (1863). SO 348 610. Steve Bulman (2011).
Staunton-on-Arrow, St. Peter, which dates from 1853, a replacement for the medieval church which had burnt down. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst.
Staunton on Wye, St. Mary the Virgin (O). SO 373 433. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, the interior and the sun-dial, all
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Steen's Bridge, former Chapel, now a private residence. James Murray. Janet Gimber advises that this was Wesleyan Methodist, and later. Methodist.
Stoke Edith, St. Mary the Virgin. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, three of the interior - 1, 2, 3, the altar and East window, and the font. SO 6040 4065. All Dennis Harper (2018). Link. Grade I listed.
Stoke Lacy, St. Peter and St. Paul. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Stoke Prior, St. Luke. SO 519 564.
Chris Kippin. Link, which says that this is a Victorian replacement for the medieval church, though the old roof was re-used.
Stretford, St. Cosmas and St. Damian is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Timber roof construction detail. SO 443 558. Both Ken Taylor. Interior view,
Chris Kippin. Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Stretton Grandison, St. Lawrence. Another view. Both Graeme Harvey.
Stretton Sugwas, St. Mary Magdalene. Another view. SO 459 420. Both
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.

Tarrington, St. Philip and St. James. Another view. Interior view. All James Murray.
Thornbury, St. Anna (or St. Anne). SO 622 596.
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Thruxton, St. Bartholomew. Interior view. Both James Murray. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosells' Collection.
Tillington Common, the former Primitive Methodist (1857), now in residential use. SO 455 460.
Chris Kippin. Link.
Titley, St. Peter. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. SO 331 601. All Steve Bulman (2011). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Tyberton, St. Mary. Interior view. Both Marion Hall. Link. Grade II* listed - link.

Ullingswick, St. Luke. Mark Turbott.
Upper Colwall, Church of the Good Shepherd. Peter Morgan.
Upper Sapey, St. Michael. SO 683 636. Les Needham (2011). Grade II* listed - link.
Upper Wyche, The Wyche Free Church. Peter Morgan.
Upton Bishop, St. John the Baptist. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.

Vowchurch, St. Bartholomew. Another view. Interior view. All James Murray.

Walford, former Primitive Methodist Chapel. Ken Taylor. By 2014 it was in use as an art gallery, Steve Bulman (2014). St. Michael and All Angels. Graeme Harvey.
Wellington, St. Margaret of Antioch. SO 497 482.
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Welsh Bicknor, St. Margaret. Interior view, and its gloriously OTT font. All Nick Oldnall, who also has a comprehensive portfolio of photos here. Grade II* listed - link.
Weobley, St. Peter and St. Paul. Caroline Webb. Link.
Westhide, St. Bartholomew, with a massive Norman tower. The interior of the porch, and the churchyard cross. All Janet Gimber (2017). Link. Grade I listed. The cross is separately grade II listed.
Westhope, St. Francis, a tin tabernacle. SO 464 510.
Chris Kippin. Link.
Weston Beggard, St. John the Baptist. The remains of the churchyard cross, now with a tiny sun-dial attached. All
Janet Gimber (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Weston under Penyard, St. Lawrence. June Norris. Interior view, Graeme Harvey (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Whitbourne, St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II* listed.
Whitney-on-Wye, St. Peter and Paul. Graeme Harvey. Link. Grade II* listed.
Wigmore, St. James. SO 412 690.
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade I listed.
Winforton, St. Michael and All Angels. Interior view. SO 298 469. Both
Chris Kippin. Grade II* listed.
Withington, St. Peter. Aidan McRae Thomson. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Link. Whitestone Baptist Church,
Janet Gimber (2017). Link.
Wolferlow, St Andrew. SO 669 618. Les Needham (2011). Link (newspaper article). Grade II* listed -
link.
Woolhope, St. George. The wooden porch and lych-gate. All Janet Gimber (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Wormsley, St. Mary
is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Interior view, and the ornately carved pulpit. SO 427 477. All Chris Kippin. Link1. Link2.

Yarkhill, St. John the Baptist. Another view. Both Janet Gimber (2017). Link. Grade II listed.
Yarpole, St. Leonard. Interior view, and the detached bell-tower. SO 469 648. Link. Grade II* listed. The former Methodist Chapel was built as Wesleyan. SO 470 648. Link, which advises that it was built in the last decade of the 19th century, and was closed in 1971. All Chris Kippin. St. Michael and All Angels at Croft Castle dates from the early 14th century. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, the interior, altar and East window, and the spectacular tomb of Sir Richard and Lady Croft from the early 16th century. SO 44987 65424. All Carole Sage (2018). Another view, David Read. Another two interior views - 1, 2, and a close-up of the tomb, all Steve Bulman (2011). The altar and East window, Simon Edwards (2011). Link. Grade I listed.

Yatton, the 12th century Chapel, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. This was the original parish church, superseded when All Saints was built in 1841. The tympanum, the interior, and the font (12th century). All Janet Gimber (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Yazor, St. Mary, which is now looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust. Interior view, and the memorable pulpit. SO 405 466. All
Chris Kippin. Link. Grade II listed.

 

 
 

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