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Well preserved old church

This church is in the care of English Heritage and it is a real pleasure to visit it. Inside we... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
A quiet gem.

The tempera wall paintings in the nave are impressive enough, but the chancel's Romanesque frescoes... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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Road off B4215 in Dymock, Kempley GL18 2AT, England
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

This church is in the care of English Heritage and it is a real pleasure to visit it. Inside we found a fascinating collection of wall paintings, including a "Wheel of life" on the north wall. The west door is a well preserved example of...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The tempera wall paintings in the nave are impressive enough, but the chancel's Romanesque frescoes are dazzling, for all that they are shadows of their revelatory glory. The church could occupy an hour, or a day, as takes your fancy, although there was little supporting...More

Thank docdive
Reviewed 7 July 2018

A group from Hessle U3A visited this church as part of our annual holiday. During the week, we had visited the great cathedrals of Worcester and Hereford but most of our members preferred and were, frankly, moved by this tiny, church in the middle of...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

If you have any interest in history you have here an example of customs, beliefs, skills stretching back for a thousand years. Take your time and read a guide - the place is full of amazing interest. We went in March when it was colder...More

Thank bob b
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Travelled about 40 miles just to see this particular church and we were not disappointed. The grounds were clearly well kept and the church quite unremarkable until walking around to the entrance where one is confronted by a pink and I mean a pink facade!...More

Thank Stiabhna
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Wonderful mediaeval and Norman wall paintings are the main attraction . Also probably the oldest church timbers including the doors in England . At first glance it looks a little bit like Garway church with its squat tower with pointy roof and slit windows. It...More

1  Thank LizzieKayy
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Our friends from Canada wanted to see the wild daffodils as well as the wall paintings. Not the easiest place to find, even when you find the village and the sat nav got completely confused on the way out but talk us to a whole...More

Thank AnotherEngineer
Reviewed 27 July 2016

History, religion, art and a sense of awe packed into a tiny out of the way church managed by English Heritage. An absolute treasure of our country. The oldest wooden door and roof coupled with stunning wall paintings which had lain hidden under whitewash following...More

2  Thank David T
Reviewed 20 July 2016

If this historic church was located in a larger town or city, it would have many more visitors. However, it is definitely worth a detour to see this ancient church with frescos that have been preserved for centuries.

Thank Ann1989
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We were at St Bartholomew's church in Much Marcle visiting the ancient Yew tree when two separate visitors recommended visiting St Mary's. We are very glad we took their advice. Note that it is well off the beaten track, the hunt is worthwhile. This little...More

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