Herefordshire Places of Worship

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St Martin's Church, Hereford
St Martin's Church,
Ross Road (formerly St Martin's Street),
Hereford, Herefordshire.

Cemeteries

This Church has (or had) a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1325, and we understand it is still open.

The present St Martin's church was built 1845 by R.W. Jearrad, but this is not the original St Martin's parish church. In the Middle Ages, St. Martin's was the mother church of which All Saints was a chapel, but the original building within the city of Hereford was destroyed during the Civil War. According to Littlebury's Directory of 1876-7, it was consecrated by Bishop Orleton in 1325, and stood "without the city walls at the foot of Wye bridge". This was of course a reference to the old bridge, which today is bypassed by the modern Greyfriars Bridge carrying the A49 across the river, but the memory of St Martin's remains, in the street of that name which is a continuation of Bridge Street, traversing what is now the old bridge. [Source: The Buildings of Herefordshire, Pevsner, 1963, and Littlebury's Directory of Herefordshire, 1876-7]

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church is located at OS grid reference SO5071438752. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 4 Oct 2010 at 00:00.

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This Report was created 22 Nov 2017 - 18:45:53 GMT from information held in the Herefordshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 3 Jan 2016 at 13:34.

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