Thursday, May 19, 2011

St James, Stanford Bishop, Herefordshire

Continuing from Frome's Hill, we visitied a church which Aidan and I had omitted from our tour last year. Mr Neil spotted a sign pointing up to the church from the "main" road and we duly turned around and took it. As i got out a black labrador dog had followed the car all the way up the lane to the church, took one look at me as if to check what we had come for and set off back down the lane! Broad rectangular unbuttressed west tower, a norman south dooray but otherwise only a nave and chancel. No chancel arch but instead the roofs change in their construction. Panelled classical pulpit and a font plain and probably Norman. Over the doorway but inside the church is an odd head - why is it placed here?

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