Parish Church of St Mary
Type:Churches and Cathedrals
Tel: 01452 814795
A fine medieval church with tower of 14 bells, and over 300 embroidered kneelers depicting biblical scenes, local scenes, animals, birds and memorials to local people. The church was beseiged by Royalist forces and there is graffiti on one of the columns left by a soldier involved in the fighting.
The two acre churchyard is particularly fine with a splendid collection of 17 and 18C tombs and in their midst is a large pyramid tomb, final resting place of the mason who built so many of the tombs. The churchyard is famous for its yew trees, alleged to be 99 in number with legend declaring that if a 100th were planted the devil would destroy it. To mark the millenium in 2000, every parish in the Diocese of Gloucester was given a yew tree to plant - the new try, despite misgivings, is doing well! Each tree is numbered (there are in fact more than 100) and sponsored in order to help subside the considerable costs involved in maintaining them.
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Loop system for services, could be used for group visits.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp/Level Access
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages
Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Dutch printed material
- French printed material
- German printed material
- Italian printed material
- Japanese printed material
- Polish printed material
- Swedish printed material
- Welsh printed material
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
|Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
* Open all year - daily. Office manned 9am to 11am Mon to Fri.