Church of St Mary the Virgin, Yazor, Herefordshire

Address: Yazor, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 7BA
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A needle-sharp spire with views over the Wye Valley

This Victorian church has a needle-sharp spire that overlooks the Wye Valley.

The church was built at the expense of the Price family of nearby Foxley between 1843 and 1855. The architect was George Moore but the spire and remarkable fittings were completed by the rector, The Reverend R L Freer.

The dark and atmospheric interior is a riot of colourful painting and wonderful wood carving, lit by some beautiful stained glass.

This church is also part of our Five Churches Trail, which takes you on a wonderful journey around the rural heartland of Herefordshire.

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Road directions

7 miles north west of Hereford on A480; church adjacent to A480 in hamlet of Yazor; brown 'historic church' tourism sign in Yazor provides direction

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Hereford (7.7 miles)

OS Reference No.

SO 406 466

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  1. Dr. K. Keenan (03 Aug 2013, 12:19)

    I have visited this wonderful Victorian Church many times. It is a reminder of a by-gone age. the stained Glass Windows round the Altar reveal a story, woderfully told. There are many outstanding features...the tiered pulpit, the 'school-church' setting, an ancient organ and many interesting artefacts, especially the chandelier and stove. It was once the estate Church of the Davenport family, lovingly looked after by Volunteer Mrs. Webb and her family, this Church is one of the 'hidden gems of Herefordshire'. I never cease to be amazed at its beauty, hidden away from the main road, but the Spire towers above the countryside. I hope other visitors will enjoy it as much as I continue to do

  2. Alan Grove (10 Aug 2013, 19:43)

    Victorian Gothic is not really for us but it is a fine example of its type. and with splendid views. The only time we have seen Victorian drop-down benches for children.

    Do visit nearby St George Brinsop for the Ninian Comper stained glass and interior as well as much more.

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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Yazor, Herefordshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

Access via a path from the churchyard, through a gate, across a small grassed churchyard and up a couple of steps into chapel. Please notew that there is no vehicle access directly to the church and no parking.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.