Ruined Church of St Mary, Avenbury - Herefordshire, County of (UA)

A ruined C12 church. The tower stands to full height, the roof survived to the mid C20 but has fallen in. The walls of the nave and chancel are half collapsed and survive only to a few feet in places. Fragments of decorated interior plaster survive. Vegetation clearance has been carried out by the owners under an Historic England Management Agreement. The walls are generally stable but are highly exposed.

Ruined Church of St Mary, Avenbury - Herefordshire, County of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Avenbury Church
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1005356
  • Local Planning Authority: Herefordshire, County of (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Ruined Church of St Mary
  • Unitary Authority: Herefordshire, County of (UA)
  • Parish: Avenbury
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Herefordshire
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number(s): 1005356 and 1349633