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MUCH MARCLE - HEREFORDSHIRE
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At a distance of seven miles north of Ross-on-Wye, Much Marcle, Herefordshire is both a scenic and historically interesting place to visit. Within the grounds of St. Bartholomew's Church, a huge and ancient yew tree offers shelter from either sun or rain. I would be very wary of sheltering there from lightning, however!

The church of St. Bartholomew is well worth a visit with its 13th century nave, the 14th century altar tomb of Blanch Grandison and tombs of several members of the Kyrle family who were local benefactors. Currently, restoration work is taking place on the roof of the bell tower and, although he did not ask me to mention it, I am sure the vicar would appreciate any donations towards this expensive work.

'Hellens' is a manor house which is steeped in history. It has two haunted rooms, including those prepared for 'Bloody Mary' and her tutor, Fetherstone. An old cider mill house and a rare 17th century octagonal dovecote stand in the beautiful grounds and in the Stone Hall is a great fireplace bearing the crest of the Black Prince.

Much Marcle, Herefordshire
A pretty lane in the village of Much Marcle.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
The ancient yew tree in the grounds of St. Bartholomew's Church.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
Restoration work on St. Bartholomew's Church, Much Marcle.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
The 13th Century nave of St. Bartholomew's, Much Marcle.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
The 1914 - 1918 War Memorial, St. Bartholomew's.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
Tomb of John Kyrle of Homme House and his wife Sibylla.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
A view of Hellens Manor House.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
A view of Hellens Manor House.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
The Octagonal Dovecote at Hellens.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
An ornamental pond in the grounds of Hellens.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
The Stone Hall and Minstrel Gallery, Hellens.
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
Bloody Mary's' Room, Hellens.

Names of those remembered on the St. Bartholomew's, Much Marcle Memorial

Sgt. John A. Addis, Rfn. James B. Baker, Pte. Laurence A. Brookes, Pte. Henry Dallow, Pte. Alfred E. Dover,
Pioneer George H Dovey, Pte. William E. Evans, Pte E Albert I. Fortey, Pte. Josiah Fortey, L/Cpl. William J. Freer
Pte. Albert C. Gibbons, Pte. Harry Goode, AM3. Percy A. Haines, Tpr. Charles H. Hall, L/Cpl. Arthur Hodges,
Pte. A. Leonard Hope, Pte. Arthur Jones, Pte. James W. Meredith, Cpy QMS. Edward G. Morris, Pte. Jack Prosser,
Cpl. George R. S. Smith, Pte. Harold Symonds, Pte. Lewis J. Symonds, Pte. Charles Terry, Sgt. Harry B. Walker,
Pte. Herbert T. Webb, L/Cpl. Hurbert W. Whittaker, Pte. H. Cecil Wilmot, Capt. Robert C. Wilmot,
2nd Lt. Thomas N. Willmot, Pte. Thomas Woodyatt.



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