Church of St Cosmas & St Damian, Stretford, Herefordshire
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A church as broad as it is long
Sitting next to a farmyard, this unusual and interesting church is almost as broad as it is long, and its dedication is to the patron saints of physicians and surgeons.
The roof was constructed in about 1540; two massive early sixteenth-century timber screens go right across the church and there is a Jacobean pulpit in the middle.
The two fourteenth-century stone effigies are probably members of the Delabere family who lived locally.
This church is also part of our Five Churches Trail, which takes you on a wonderful journey around the rural heartland of Herefordshire.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A tiny church with ancient origins
From lane and farm entrance up a grass slope through a wooden gate, along an undulating grass path in the churchyard to the south porch.
Level entrance to sandstone flagstones in the open porch, leading to the south door. Porch entrance is level but there are 2 steps down past the south door to the nave floor.
Disabled access information
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
4 miles south west of Leominster, off A44 and left onto the A4110; church is signposted from A4110; country lane leads to farm and church
Nearest railway station: Leominster (4 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Herefordshire & Worcestershire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Herefordshire & Worcestershire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Church of St Cosmas & St Damian, Stretford, is in our west region.
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