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All Saints' church, Hereford

Grade II*listed

The church dates from around 1200 but was later badly damaged,possibly by earthquake. It was rebuilt but not finished until about 1330.
There is a nave with aisles, chancel, north and south chapels and tower with spire. The spire is not straight and leans to one side probably because of subsidence in the foundations. It became further twisted at the top when metal fixings for the stones rusted and displaced them.
The angle at the top was corrected somewhat in 1994 but the crooked spire still remains.

The nave has a five bay arcade, although on the north side this is reduced to three due to the base of the tower.
The south chapel has a Queen Anne reredos, and at one time held a chained library of about 300 books. These have now been transferred to Hereford Cathedral.
The chancel has 14th century stalls with misericords.

The church has changed little since the 14th century, but the majority of the interior has been refurbished and there is now a thriving cafe and meeting place. It is still used for worship.

The church possesses several stained glass windows by Margaret Edith (Aldrich) Rope from the Arts and Crafts era.

There is a two manual organ by Ingram & Co.
by Julian P Guffogg

Created: Fri, 24 Apr 2015, Updated: Fri, 24 Apr 2015


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SO5040 : East Window, All Saints' church, Hereford by Julian P Guffogg
SO5140 : Stained glass window, All Saints' church, Hereford by Julian P Guffogg
SO5040 : All Saints' church, Hereford by Julian P Guffogg
SO5040 : Stained glass window, All Saints' church, Hereford by Julian P Guffogg
SO5040 : Misericord, All Saints' church, Hereford by Julian P Guffogg
SO5040 : Interior, All Saints' church, Hereford by Julian P Guffogg
SO5040 : Stained glass window, All Saints' church, Hereford by Julian P Guffogg
SO5040 : Stained glass window, All Saints' church, Hereford by Julian P Guffogg
SO5040 : Stained glass window, All Saints' church, Hereford by Julian P Guffogg
SO5040 : Detail, Stained glass window, All Saints' Hereford by Julian P Guffogg
SO5040 : Interior, All Saints' church, Hereford by Julian P Guffogg


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