St Mary's Church, Wormsley, Herefordshire
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A tiny church with ancient origins
Prettily set in hilly country, this tiny church has Norman origins although the shape of the churchyard, and its prominent position suggest an earlier foundation.
The nave, font and south doorway are twelfth century and the double bell-cote is thirteenth. In the churchyard are early nineteenth-century table tombs to Richard Payne Knight and his brother Thomas. Both were born nearby and, in different ways, each made their mark on the wider world: Richard was an archaeologist, architect and writer, while Thomas was an expert fruit grower who developed new varieties of apples.
This church is also part of our Five Churches Trail, which takes you on a wonderful journey around the rural heartland of Herefordshire.
A needle sharp spire with views over the Wye Valley
A church as broad as it is long
A church without a name
From farmyard entrance, up a grass slope through a gate and across a level grass path in the churchyard to the south porch. Grassy slope up from the farmyard entrance, otherwise clear access through a level south porch with no steps to the aisle.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
8 miles north west of Hereford near Weobley; signpost to Wormsley and Herefordshire Golf Club from Weobley; brown 'Historic Church' tourism sign to church opposite golf club; at edge of car park follow brown 'Historic Church' sign through track to farmyard and church.
Nearest railway station: Hereford (6.9 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.
St Bartholemews Church, Richard's Castle, is in our west region.
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