Much Dewchurch

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St David's church

Much Dewchurch is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England.

The Old Vicarage has stood since the 17th century, and includes a plaque of the number of vicars that served the parish in the fateful year 1665. Other buildings of note are the pub which still has civil war musket damage on the wooden walls inside.

The grade I listed Norman church of St Davids of the 12th century, a typical Norman confection with square tower, typified by the shape of its arches. Its Victorian extension to the North transept was built in the high neo-gothic revival period. Inside is a memorial bas-relief to the Biddulph family, lords of the manor.[1]

Large estates in the area include Bryngwyn Court (grid reference SO484301) and The Mynde (SO470297) both lying south of the village.

The Mynde, also a grade I listed building, was an ancestral home of the Pye family. Walter Pye was Attorney General in the reign of Charles I. The house was acquired by the Duke of Chandos, who sold the estate to the Symons family in 1729. The house was restored by the Twiston-Davies family, who achieved national fame as racehorse trainers. In 2013, the estate went on the market for the sum of £15M.[2]

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  1. ^ "Church of St David, Much Dewchurch". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Cooper, Rob (5 June 2013). "Property fit for a Queen: Grade I listed manor house which hosted a picnic for the monarch goes on sale for £15million". Daily Mail (London). 

Coordinates: 51°58′34″N 2°45′18″W / 51.976°N 2.755°W / 51.976; -2.755