Herefordshire Places of Worship

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St Peter's Church, Pipe cum Lyde
St Peter's Church,
Church Road, HR1 3AA,
Pipe cum Lyde, Herefordshire.


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 about 1100, and we understand it is still open.

Pevsner tells us the earliest part of the church is the nave. For evidence of its antiquity, he cites the south doorway, "with its still Transitional moulding"; and a "long 13th century lancet" to demonstrate the nave came before the W[est] tower. More exact dates are suggested in an account of St Peter's history on A Church Near You website, of about 1100 for the nave, and 1250 for the tower.

The broach spire was added by George Kempson in 1874, when the nave was also rebuilt, "the lancet arrangement being inspired by Acton Burnell" [Shropshire]. Both Pevsner, and Mike Salter, in his booklet The Old Parish Churches of Herefordshire (1998) mention the rood beam, with two carved friezes of foliage, and the chancel roof, which has collars on arched braces, and a trefoiled opening above.

The church is situated on the north east corner of the junction of Church Road with the A49 Hereford to Leominster road.

There is further information, and some nice photographs, on the Parish of Wigmore Abbey website.


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.


This Church is located at OS grid reference SO5028044089. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


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 Pipe cum Lyde, 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.

Information last updated on 3 Feb 2019 at 14:41.

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This Report was created 29 Nov 2023 - 02:08:55 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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