approximately six miles north west of Ross-on-Wye, close to Harewood
End and the hamlet of Pencoyd, lies the scenic Herefordshire
village of Llanwarne. If you are touring Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
and the Wye
Valley, it is well worth taking a detour from the A49, Ross
to Hereford road to visit the Ruined Church of St. John, The Baptist.
The church was abandoned in 1864 due to constant flooding from
the brook, Gamber. St. John's Church was replaced by the current
'Christ Church', which is situated on higher ground slightly to
the west of the original site.
chancel and nave of St. Johns were built in the 13th Century,
with later alterations, which include rebuilding of the south
aisle and a cross being built in the churchyard during the 14th
century. A tower and columbarium and a lych gate were added during
the 15th century and in the 16th century, an Elizabethan monument
was placed on the south wall. The porch and doorway were built
in the 17th century.
Harewood End also has a disused church, which was used during
of Terry Nation's 1970s television series, 'Survivors' and
is now part of the estate owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.
you like this area of Herefordshire, nearby places to stay include:
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