St Michael's Church, Michaelchurch, Herefordshire
- What's nearby
Nearly 1,000 years old
Said to have been founded by Bishop Herwald of Llandaff in 1056, this lovely church hugs the side of a remote valley.
A Roman altar is built into a blocked doorway and thirteenth-century wallpaintings decorate the walls in the form of masonry lines, borders with chevron design and consecration crosses.
Superimposed on these on the north and south walls are black letter inscriptions from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
A pair of eccentric churches
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A strangely beautiful church
From lay-by on the south side via a gate to the churchyard at the west side of the church, then down a narrow grass path to a level entrance to the south porch. There are 2 steps down to the nave.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
6 miles west of Ross on Wye; access via a single track to the west, off the A4137 immediately to the north of St. Owens Cross; church adjoins the single track Michaelchurch Road
Nearest railway station: Hereford (9.3 miles). Bus route numbers 38/411.
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.St. Michael's, Michaelchurch guidebook
Herefordshire & Worcestershire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Herefordshire & Worcestershire.
St Michael's Church, Michaelchurch, is in our west region.
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