Church of St Mary, Abbey Dore, Abbey Dore - Herefordshire, County of (UA)

Large parish church created in c1634 from the derelict Abbey church of the dissolved Cistercian Dore Abbey. The c1220 transepts crossing and chancel remain with a C17 tower inserted on the south east angle of the crossing. There are repair issues with the roof and drainage from this tower as well as the sandstone ashlar walling. The sandstone slates of all the main roofs have been renewed except the north transept chapel roof which still has the original slates. These have failed and are leaking, needing urgent re-slating.

Church of St Mary, Abbey Dore, Abbey Dore - Herefordshire, County of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Mary
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1099794
  • Local Planning Authority: Herefordshire, County of (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Unitary Authority: Herefordshire, County of (UA)
  • Parish: Abbey Dore
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hereford and South Herefordshire
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, SM

Contact Details

Chris Miners 0121 625 6835

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England