Church of St Mary the Virgin, Yazor, Herefordshire
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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.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A tiny church with ancient origins
Along a grass path cut through the banks of the churchyard from a 5-bar gate to the adjacent lane. The approach is relatively flat, if soft under foot, but entrance at the west end is up 5 steps to the porch. Access via the West door has 8 steps and each vestry has three up from the churchyard. Please note, in wet weather the church door can stick in place, so please push to free.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
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
Nearest railway station: Hereford (7.7 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT 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 CCT cares for in Herefordshire & Worcestershire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Yazor, is in our west region.
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