St Michael and All Angels, Croft Castle

St Michael and All Angels Croft Castle


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  • Road reference: Off B4361, B4362.
  • OS Grid Ref: SO 470649
  • Street parking – off-street for special events.
  • Disabled access (but not yet to gallery).
  • Open 8am to 7pm (dusk in winter) daily. Shop open daily.
  • Café open mornings, Monday to Friday.
  • Disabled toilets available.
  • Visit the website.

St Michael and All Angels’ church is included in the statutory (Grade 2). It is situated immediately adjacent to Croft Castle, managed by the National Trust. It is a small early to mid c14 building consisting of chancel and nave, with Y-traceried 2- and 3-light north and south windows, and with later alteration and additions as follows:

  • Of the early c16, flat arched 4-light trefoiled east window; encaustic floor tiles
    From Malvern and Monmouth workshops.
  • Of about 1510, the chest tomb of Sir Richard and Lady Croft, transferred from a
    now-demolished side chapel to the north of the chancel, of fine workmanship but
    clearly reassembled from badly aligned parts of the original.
  • Of about 1700, including west bell turret with leaded ogee-shaped cupola
    incorporating a rare single-hand clock of the same date; panelled oak west gallery
    accessed by a doorway at the north west corner; box pews to the nave; flat arched
    ceiling to the east end of the chancel painted with blue sky and clouds.
  • Of the mid c19, an organ by Bevington & Son (originally a barrel organ).
  • Of 1916, memorial east window by Hardman.

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