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ST. CATHERINE'S CHURCH, HOARWITHY
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The impressive Italinate parish church of St. Catherine's, quite unlike any other Herefordshire church, can be found above the village of Hoarwithy, about 4 miles north of Ross-on-Wye. The original chapel was built in 1840 by Reverend Thomas Hutchinson, Curate in charge of Hentland Parish. In 1870, Prebendary William Poole, Vicar of Hentland 'beautified' the property he considered 'an ugly brick building with no pretensions to any style of architecture' in Southern Italian Romanesque and Byzantine styles.

The photographs below were taken during the extraordinarily warm and sunny morning of 27th January 2003 to replace the images I took in 2001 but was never really happy with. In order to show local scenes as they truly look, like all other photographs on this web site, they are 'as is'. I have not for example, attempted to remove the telegraph wires from the outside view top right.

Other local churches photographed for this site include but are not limited to:
St. Michael's, Brampton Abbotts * St. Lawrence's, Weston * St. Mary's, Ross-on-Wye * St. Bridget's, Bridstow.

Hoarwithy, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Hoarwithy, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
St. Catherine's, Hoarwithy in January 2003. St. Catherine's, Hoarwithy in January 2003.
Hoarwithy, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire Hoarwithy, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Inside St. Catherine's, Hoarwithy in January 2003. The Altar, St. Catherine's, Hoarwithy in January 2003.
Hoarwithy, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire Hoarwithy, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
'Christ in Glory' mosaic and stained glass. 'Christ in Glory' mosaic, St. Catherine's, Hoarwithy.
Hoarwithy, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire Hoarwithy, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The Font, St. Catherine's, Hoarwithy in January 2003. Stained glass windows, St. Catherine's, Hoarwithy.
Hoarwithy, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire Hoarwithy, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Cloister, St. Catherine's, Hoarwithy in January 2003. A view from St. Catherine's, Hoarwithy in January 2003.

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