Herefordshire Places of Worship

St Clydawg's (St Cleodicus) Church, Clodock (1) (42k) St Clydawg's (St Cleodicus) Church, Clodock (2) (36k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Clydawg's (St Cleodicus) Church, Clodock
St Clydawg's (St Cleodicus) Church,
Hunthouse Lane,
Clodock, Herefordshire.

Cemeteries

This Church has/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 1190, but we don't know whether or not 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] According to Herefordshire's “Sites & Monuments Record” [1] (SMR Number: 1458), the church here at Clodock lies on the site of a wooden building, dating from the Saxon era. Clydawg (also Clydog/Cleodicus), the church's patron saint, was a 6th century martyr.

Reference
[1] Herefordshire Through Time [1]

[Image 2] One of the “churches the Victorians forgot”, quite a large but aisleless building which I have visited some four or five times in the past. However for the first time I walked to the back of the churchyard attracted by the noise from the fast flowing river and its weir.[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/was located at OS grid reference SO3265127505. 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 Clodock, 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 Rosemary Lockie.

2. Information provided by Phil Draper.

Information last updated on 5 Oct 2010 at 00:00.

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This Report was created 12 Nov 2019 - 00:38:29 GMT from information held in the Herefordshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 7 Feb 2019 at 13:34.

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