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St Mary, Credenhill, Herefordshire

(52°5′26″N, 2°48′15″W)
SO 450 439
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Herefordshire
now Herefordshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
  • Ron Baxter
04 September 2012

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Feature Sets

Credenhill is a village in central Herefordshire, 4½ miles NW of Hereford. The church and Credenhill Court stand just outside the village centre to the N. St Mary’s consists of a nave, chancel and W tower. The chancel has a 12thc S doorway, perhaps reset, and a 19thc N vestry and organ room, but is substantially of the 13thc, remodelled c.1300. The nave is 13thc too, with a 15thc S porch, and the W tower dates from the 14thc. The church was restored in 1861 and again in 1876. The only feature recorded here is the S chancel doorway.


A manor of 2 hides was held by the canons of St Peter’s, Hereford, in 1066 and 1086. A further holding of 2 hides was held by Thorkil in 1066 and Hugo l’Aisne in 1086.


Exterior Features



Similar treatment of a continuous order is very common throughout the county (e.g. Bosbury, Eye, Blakemere and many other churches).


A. Brooks and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire. New Haven and London 2012, 187.

Herefordshire Sites and Monuments Record 6886

Historic England Listed Building 154217

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire. Harmondsworth 1963, 107-08.

RCHME, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, 2: East, 1932, 64-67.