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WESTON UNDER PENYARD
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Weston Under Penyard, Herefordshire is a small village which lies two miles east of Ross-on-Wye. Most travel there by road but it is far nicer to walk the forest path over 'The Penyard'. If making your way on foot however, listen for the sound of machine guns first as the Territorial Army have a firing range mid footpath and if they are shooting it is too dangerous to cross. There is a red flag either side of the range which marks danger times. This warning is best not ignored, unless you wish to visit the church on final business rather than for worship or as a tourist.

The church of St. Lawrence, at National Grid Reference SO 63102 / 23251, is of a similar style to that of St. Mary's, Ross and the 14th century west tower once had a spire. The spire was dismantled in 1750 after being damaged by lightning.

St. Lawrence was one of the seven deacons of Rome in the third century. The Prefect of Rome ordered him to hand over the treasures of the church, whereupon he gathered the sick and poor in his care and said, 'These are the Treasures of the church'. As a legend has it, he was roasted to death on a grid iron as punishment for his defiance.

Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
A view of Ross-on-Wye from the Penyard.
Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Sunlight in the autumn treetops at Weston Under Penyard.
Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Walking on the Penyard.
Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
An ancient Yew tree on the Penyard.
Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
White Castle - a view through the inner gatehouse.
Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Looking towards the site of the keep from the top of the inner gatehouse.
Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
St. Lawrence's Church, Weston.
Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
St. Lawrence's Church, Weston.
Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
St. Lawrence's Church, Weston after having found the light switch.
Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Stained glass window - St. Lawrence's Church.
Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Tapestry, 'The Last Supper' - St. Lawrence's Church, Weston.
Weston-Under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
War Memorial - St. Lawrence's Church, Weston.

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