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The History of the Church

The Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels was originally constructed circa 1200 and altered and extended in the early 14th Century with further alterations late 14th Century to early 15th Century. The chancel was rebuilt and shortened circa 1750. The church was restored in 1835 and again in 1890-91 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. The ceiling of the chancel is noteworthy for its beautiful ribbed vaulting.

There is a tomb recess in the north wall of the chancel from the early 14th Century with the reclining figures of a woman and child. Above is an obelisk-shaped memorial to Rev Josiah Smart died 1769, by T Symonds of Hereford, a Gothic-style memorial to Henrietta Thorneycroft, died 1844, and a sarcophagus memorial with a swagged urn relief to Nicholas Mann, died 1811, by Preece of Hereford. On the south side of the chancel is a brass inscription panel with a moulded stone surround to John Pember, died 1677, and also another memorial with a festooned urn relief to Wilson Bewicke, died 1799. Also ledger slabs in north porch, one to Lily ? , died 1701-2 and several later ones. See 'Listed Buildings' entry [click here].

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