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Photos of Michaelchurch, St Michaels

St Michaels, Michaelchurch, is a lonely little church which dates from the late 11th century. There are some very interesting medieval wall paintings, but the pride of Michaelchurch is a Roman altar, which dates to between the 3rd and 5th century.

Michaelchurch church, Herefordshire
St Michael's, Michaelchurch. The majority of the building is 12th and 13th century.
Michaelchurch church
The view from the south. The south porch is a more modern addition.
Nave, Michaelchurch church, Herefordshire
The view looking up the nave. As you can see, the interior is very simply furnished and small. There are no aisles, just a simple rectangular nave.
St Michaels, Michaelchurch font
The font. This circular, bowl-shapeddesign would indicate an early Norman date.
Michaelchurch font
Closeup of the incised carving on the font
Michaelchurch church, coffin lid
Broken fragment of a medieval coffion lid, standing against the west wall of the church.
Roman altar inscription, Michaelchurch church
Inscription on the bowl of the Roman altar. The altar was discovered being used as a mortar to grind medicines by the village doctress.
Michaelchurch Roman altar
This Roman altar stands in the blocked up north doorway of the nave. It has ben dated to the 3rd to 5th century.
Michaelchurch medieval wall painting
Medieval wall painting on the south wall of the nave. The black script has been added in the late 16th or early 17th century.
Michaelchurch church, nave
Medieval wall paintings, north wall of the nave
Michaelchurch church, chancel screen
The very simple wooden screen separating the nave from the chancel.
Michaelchurch church, carved bench end
A beautifully carved bench end. Behind you can see the medieval wall paintings of the chancel.

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St Michaels, Michaelchurch

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Some Suggested Michaelchurch Attractions
Michaelchurch, St Michaels church

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16th Century Painted Room
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Acton Beauchamp, St Giles Church
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Ashperton, St Bartholomew's Church
Berrington Hall
Bishops Frome, St Mary's Church
Bodenham, St Michael's Church
Bosbury, Holy Trinity Church
Brampton Bryan, St Barnabas Church
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