Monday, October 18, 2010

Herefordshire Churches ~ St Mary Wormsley

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 12th century and the double bell-cote is 13th.
The building is extremely simple, composed of a nave and chancel, with entry through a south door. In the churchyard are the graves of two local brothers, Thomas and Richard Knight. Richard was a prominent 19th century archaeologist, and Thomas was an apple grower who pioneered several new varieties of that fruit.

Wormsley church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

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