Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Christ Church, Llanwarne, Herefordshire

Some time ago I posted pictures of the ruined church of St John at Llanwarne, only to get home and discover that almost opposite (SW) of the ruins is the replacement Victorian church above the road. Although Madley was my last intended church, I passed the turning for Llanwarne on the way home and detoured to find Christ Church and indeed it was open. It is sizeable, cruciform with an E apse and dates from 1864. The steeple over the north porch is quite fun, and inside the two nave south windows have many C17 Netherlands glass roundels. Some minor memorials were transferred to the new church along with a C17 chest and C17 font with acanthus leaves decoration probably from St John's, as there is also a second C19 font.

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