The Romanesque Carvings of Kilpeck Parish Church, Herefordshire

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A few detailed photos of the wonderful Romanesque south doorway of St Mary & St David’s Church, Kilpeck in Herefordshire.  The church was built around 1134 and is renowned for its carvings.  These carvings form the most comprehensive extent of work by the ‘Herefordshire School of Romanesque Sculpture’   I have decided to breakdown the church into a few postings, as there are so many wonderful carvings, and I really want to record as many as I can.

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7 comments

    1. I have read in the little guide book there was a porch until 1868, so they think that helped to preserve the carvings and also the sandstone has developed a very hard patina, so that would help with to keep the water out…… all very interesting stuff 🙂

  1. Amazing! Considering their age, some of these carvings look almost like new – fantastically well preserved. What an incredible place. I bet you didn’t want to come away! 🙂

    1. I think they have been well cared for, there was a porch over the door for many years so that would have helped. Oh no, I could have stayed for hours, although steve got out the car this time, as there is a castle behind the church and a deserted village, so we did spend quite a long time there, for a change 🙂

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