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St Bartholomew, Munsley, Herefordshire

(52°3′55″N, 2°29′40″W)
SO 662 409
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Herefordshire
now Herefordshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
  • George Zarnecki

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St Bartholomew's is a simple, two-cell aisleless building ofc.1100, rebuilt in 1863. It has a double bell-cote on the W gable and a S nave doorway under a porch, both 19thc. The surviving 12thc. features are the herringbone masonry in the E wall, plain windows in the E and N chancel walls and the N nave wall, a plain chancel arch and a font.


Three hides in Munsley were held by Ralph from Roger de Lacy in 1086; a further hide and a half was held by William fitzBaderon, another hide by Humphrey de Bouville and another by William fitzNorman. No church or priest was associated with these holdings.

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Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches




The author dates the font contemporary with the chancel arch imposts (c.1100) on the grounds that it is similarly decorated with a simple roll. Both RCHME and Marshall date it to the 15thc. Pevsner did not note it.

G. Marshall, Fonts in Herefordshire. Hereford (Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club). III (1951), 76.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire. Harmondsworth 1963, 263.
RCHME, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, 2: E, 1932, 148-49.
Herefordshire Sites and Monuments Record 6864. Now available online at http://www.smr.herefordshire.gov.uk/db.php/p