St Michael & All Angels Church, Castle Frome

Recent Photograph of St Michael & All Angels Church (Castle Frome)

This delightful little church, with (to me) a decidely modern appearance is Norman, and is believed to date from about 1125, built most probably by a member of the de Lacey family, who arrived following the Norman Conquest. In common however with many churches it underwent signficant renovation in the Victorian era, and the black and white bell turret, and porch were added then (in 1878).

The porch covers a Norman doorway, one of 3 to the Church, all of which survive, including a priest's door in the north wall of the Chancel.

The church now stands in isolation, but was once the site of the village itself, which may have been deserted at the time of the Black Death. At the back of the Churchyard there is a green lane, leading up to the site of the former Castle, on the hill behind the church.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)


Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 15th November 2007.
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