Castle Frome, Herefordshire
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Extraordinary Norman font in the parish church
There is evidence of a Roman camp at Camp Coppice, to the east of the parish church. Long after the Romans left, the Camp Coppice site was used by the Normans to erect a simple fortification, which helped give the village its name.
The most interesting historic building in the village is the parish church, dedicated to St Michael's. This simple country church contains a treasure in the shape of an extraordinary Norman font, carved with an astonishingly intricate array of foliage, beasts, and Biblical symbols.
This is, without doubt, one of the finest 12th-century fonts in the country; indeed it is probably one of the greatest Norman works of art of any sort.
About Castle Frome
Address: Castle Frome, Herefordshire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: 6 miles north of Ledbury off the B4214
Website: Castle Frome
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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