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St Peter, Dormington, Herefordshire

(52°3′30″N, 2°36′34″W)
SO 583 402
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Herefordshire
now Herefordshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
medieval St Peter
now St Peter
  • Ron Baxter
01 November 2017

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Dormington is a village in the valley of the River Frome, some 5 miles E of Hereford on the S side of the A 438 road to Ledbury. The village is known for the hop orchards that surround it. The church stands on the NW edge of the village, and consists of a chancel with a N vestry and a nave with a W bell turret and a S porch. It is cionstructed of the local sandstone rubble; the nave is of the later 13thc and the chancel has nothing earlier than the 14thc. The church was restored in 1876-77 when the chancel was rebuilt, the vestry added and the bell-turret and porch were rebuilt. The only Romanesque feature here is the font.


Dormington was held by the church of St Guthlac in 1066, and Aestan the canon was the tenant. In 1086 the tenant was Walter (de Lacy). It was assessed at 1 hide, and remained with the house of St Guthlac until its dissolution by Henry VIII. In 1289-90 the tenant was Robert de Stepleton, and this famnily held the tenancy into the reign of Edward III (following Duncumb (1812).





Brooks (2012) dates the font c.1200, while the List Description has "possibly C13".


RCHME, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, 2: East, 1932, 70-71.

A. Brooks and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire. New Haven and London 2012, 202-03.

J. Duncumb, Collections towards the history and antiquities of the county of Hereford. Vol. I, pt 2, 1812, 335-39.

Historic England Listed Building, English Heritage Legacy ID 154869

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire. Harmondsworth 1963, 115.