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St Peter and St Thomas, Wormbridge, Herefordshire

(51°58′15″N, 2°50′7″W)
SO 427 306
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Herefordshire
now Herefordshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
  • Ron Baxter
01 November 2017

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Feature Sets

Wormbridge is a village on the A465 road fro Hereford to Abergavenny, 8 miles SW of Hereford. The majority of the village, along with Wormbridge Common to the W, are on the W side of this busy road, leaving the church isolated. A layby has been provided for visitors. The church itself consists of chancel, nave with N porch (facing the layby) and a W tower with a broach spire. 12thc doorways indicate the age of the nave and chancel, but the nave was lengthened and the tower added in the 13thc. In 1851-59 the building was dramatically restored by Fulljames and Waller. The walls were refaced and buttresses added, all the windows were replaced and the tower rebuilt and the spire added The Romanesque features described here are the N nave and S chancel doorways.


Wormbridge is not mentioned by name in the Domesday Survey. Wormbridge manor and church were held by the Knights Hospitaller centred on their Prece[ptory of Dinmore (founded by King Richard I).


Exterior Features



Brooks and Pevsner (2012) date the doorways c.1200


A. Brooks and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire. New Haven and London 2012, 685-86.

Historic England Listed Building, English Heritage Legacy ID: 155591

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire. Harmondsworth 1963, 325.

RCHME, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, 1: South-west, 1931, 254-55.