Leintwardine, St Mary Magdalene Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The Lady Chapel was originally a chantry built by Roger de Mortimer, lover of Queen Isabella and de facto ruler of England after the pair deposed Isabella's husband, Edward II. Mortimer built the chantry as a place for prayers to be said for the souls of himself, his wife, Isabella, and Edward.
With St Mary Magdalene are a collection of fine choir stalls, misericords, and benches salvaged from Wgmore Abbey after the abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII. There is also a rather grandiose monument to General Sir Banestre Tarleton, who fought in the American War of Independence.
About Leintwardine, St Mary Magdalene Church
Address: Leintwardine, Herefordshire, England, SY7 0LL
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Parking on site.
Website: Leintwardine, St Mary Magdalene Church
Photo Credit: Philip Pankhurst, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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