Little Birch, St Mary's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Not all was lost from the old church, however. The Norman font was saved. This simple font dates to about 1260. Much later, but still of historical interest, are the bier and communion table, both of which date to 1557. There is also a beautiful Victorian wrought iron screen.
The church is built of imported Ham Hill stone and is laid out on a traditional plan, with a nave, north aisle, chancel, and a bell turret at the west end. There is also a polygonal apse, which is less traditional.
Nearby is the village of Kings Thorn, named for a thorn tree thought to be descended from the famous thorn tree at Glastonbury, which legend associates with Joseph of Arimathea and Jesus.
About Little Birch, St Mary's Church
Address: Little Birch, Herefordshire, England, HR2 8BD
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Website: Little Birch, St Mary's Church
Photo Credit: Philip Pankhurst, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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