Herefordshire Places of Worship

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St Giles's Church, Aston (Pipe Aston)
St Giles's Church,
Killhorse Lane,
Aston (Pipe Aston), 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 in the 12th century, and we understand it is still open.

Herefordshire churches continue to surprise. Here is a dear little church, very simple, with single celled nave, and chancel, and a western bell turret. It is built of buff sandstone, with red sandstone dressings. North and south doorways are Norman; the south doorway is plain, but the north doorway, facing the road, has a large round arched tympanum - described by Pevsner as having a lamb with a cross in a circle, held by the bull of St Luke, and the eagle of St John, with an outer band of animals and foliage. One spray has two birds pecking into it. Inside there is a red Norman ashlar painting "with addorsed flowers on stalks", and a 12th century stone of truncated cone shape, sculpted with a dragon, animal and foliage.

Pevsner describes 'addorsed' as "two human figures, animals, or birds, etc, placed symmetrically so that they face each other".

The roof has tie-beams, queen-posts, collar-beams and wind-braces; and is said to be 17th century. Just outside the churchyard, on the bank by the side of the road is a large old yew tree, with a twisted trunk. [Sources: The Old Parish Churches of Herefordshire (1998), and Pevsner's Buildings of Herefordshire (1963)]


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 SO4612571798. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Information last updated on 16 Feb 2012 at 17:42.

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This Report was created 29 Nov 2023 - 01:49:38 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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