St Bartholomew's Church, Westhide (SW View)

Recent Photograph of St Bartholomew's Church (SW View) (Westhide)

The tower is late 12th century - note the narrow windows, which (one imagines) might have dualled as arrow-slits, if - in common with a lot of other Herefordshire church towers - it was a refuge for the villagers during the Welsh Border disputes.

Slits are also echoed on the sides of the porch - but no more than an attractive decoration, as the porch is a relatively new (19th century) addition.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)


Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 9th October 2008.
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