Wigmore Church, Herefordshire

A particularly handsome church, well known for its Norman archway door, stands directly next to Wigmore Castle. A Saxon structure is known to have existed here and some of the earlier parts of the church look to have used the earlier walls.

Most of the church, which is dedicated to St James, dates to the time of the Mortimers who built castle and church before they fell spectacularly from grace. Although nothing else of interest seems to have occurred here, Wigmore is famous for its brickwork which includes the distinctive herringbone masonry both inside and out and rightly for its spectacularly carved Norman doorway.

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