Thursday, May 19, 2011
St Mary, Avenbury, Herefordshire
Ignoring the warning about viperous adders we set off along a track and were quickly at the ruins of this church. Surprisingly it has only become a ruin in the C20. What still stands is the bulk of the west tower and the extremely hazardous east end of the chancel. The porch, north aisle and the nave have largely gone. When Cameron was here he managed to explore the ruins but today the whole site is surrounded by fencing and barbed wire. Pevsner mentions that there was also an incised slab to a knight - I wonder if it is still amongst the undergrowth or has been removed for safe keeping.