St Bartholomew's Church, Holmer

Recent Photograph of St Bartholomew's Church (Holmer)

Pevsner in The Buildings of England says the earliest part of the church, a round-arched priest's doorway dates from the late 12th century; the stone part of the detached tower early 13th, and parts of nave and chancel being late 13th, whereas the “very attractive timber-framed upper parts” he assigns to the 16th century, and that inside, it has “fine roofs”, notably single-framed in the nave, with scissor bracing, and hammer-beams and collar-beams in the chancel, with tracery above both - “an ambitious type unusual in Herefordshire”.

Littlebury's Directory of Herefordshire (1876/7) says “Holmer church may also be included in the city churches, as a large portion of the parish is within its liberties”.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 10th July 2003.
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