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SCENIC HEREFORDSHIRE VILLAGES - LLANWARNE
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Located 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.

The 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.

Neighbouring, Harewood End also has a disused church, which was used during the filming of Terry Nation's 1970s television series, 'Survivors' and is now part of the estate owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.

If you like this area of Herefordshire, nearby places to stay include: [Pengethley Manor Country Hotel]


The scenic Herefordshire village of Llanwarne.

The scenic Herefordshire village of Llanwarne.

The ruined church of St. John the Baptist, Llanwarne.

The ruined church of St. John the Baptist, Llanwarne.

The ruined church of St. John the Baptist, Llanwarne.


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