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St Michael, Brampton Abbotts, Herefordshire

(51°56′8″N, 2°34′54″W)
Brampton Abbotts
SO 601 265
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Herefordshire
now Herefordshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
  • Ron Baxter
06 September 2012

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Brampton Abbotts is a village in the S of the county, half a mile N of Ross-on-Wye. The church stands to the E of the village centre and consists of a Norman nave and chancel, the former with a 14thc timber S porch and a square shingled bell-turret with a pyramid roof, which may date to 1686 (datestone on W wall). The chancel has a N chapel, added in 1863, and the chancel arch is 12thc work with the arch itself renewed in the 14thc. The church was restored in 1848, in 1857, and by W. D. Caroe in 1907-08. Romanesque features are the S nave doorway, the chancel arch, and a pillar piscina in the chancel.


Brampton Abbotts was held by the church of St Peter at Gloucester in 1086, and was assessed at 2 hides. The church was a chapelry of Ross until 1671, when it was granted parish status.


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches


Piscinae/Pillar Piscinae


A. Brooks and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire. New Haven and London 2012, 118-19.

Herefordshire Sites and Monuments Record 6834

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire. Harmondsworth 1963, 80-81.

RCHME, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, 2: East, 1932, 23-25.