Herefordshire Places of Worship

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All Saints Church, Brockhampton, Ross
All Saints Church,
off B4224,
Brockhampton, Ross, 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 1901, and we understand it is still open.

The following information about the Church has been provided to accompany the photographs on the right. A list of people who have supplied the information is included in the Acknowledgements, below.

[Image 1] All Saints Church is a most unusual church, arguably one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. It was designed by William Richard Lethaby (1857-1931), who was variously Principal of the Central School of Arts and Crafts, Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, and a Surveyor to the fabric of Westminster Abbey, for Mrs Alice Madeline Foster, of Brockhampton Court; and was built for her in 1901-2, as a memorial to her parents, Eben D and Julia Jordon, of Boston, Massachusetts.[1]

[Image 3] [1]

[Image 4] All Saints was built in 1901-2 yet these ‘arches’ look older! They are not part of the older Holy Trinity Church, as its ruins stand in the grounds of Brockhampton Court.[1]

[Image 5] All Saints is one of only 3 churches in England having a thatched roof, and is also unusual in having both a tower and a spire. The tower is over the crossing, and the spire (timber) over the belfry by the porch.[1]

[Image 6] The entrance to the church is directly opposite to Brockhampton Court (now a retirement home).[1]

[Image 7] The most amazing thing for me inside this church was the embroidery. Each of the pews has a sitting which is hand embroidered. Similar motifs, of local flowers and herbs, can be found on an Altar Cloth and on 72 Hymn Book covers. There is a glass case at the rear of the church featuring another sample of similar embroidery. All these pieces were simply left one day on the altar, gifts from an anonymous donor.[2]

[Image 8] Handwoven tapestries on either side of the altar are dedicated to Eben D and Julia JORDON, parents of Alice Madeline FOSTER, who built this church in their memory. The tapestries are from the William Morris workshops and are copies of of designs by Edward Burne-Jones.[2]

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 SO5941832144. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Resources

I have found many websites of use whilst compiling the information for this database. Here are some which deserve mention as being of special interest for Brockhampton, Ross, and perhaps to Local History and Places of Worship as a whole.

The above links were selected and reviewed at the time I prepared the information, but please be aware their content may vary, or disappear entirely. These factors are outside my control.

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this web page:

1. Information provided by Mel Lockie.

2. Information provided by Rosemary Lockie.

Information last updated on 19 Jul 2011 at 00:00.

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