St Mary's Church, Wormsley, Herefordshire

Wormsley, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 8LY
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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.