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Much Marcle

Towns and Villages in or near Ross-on-Wye


At a distance of seven miles north of Ross-on-Wye, Much Marcle, Herefordshire is both a scenic and historically interesting place to visit. Within the grounds of St. Bartholomew's Church, a huge and ancient yew tree offers shelter from either sun or rain. I would be very wary of sheltering there from lightning, however!

The church of St. Bartholomew is well worth a visit with its 13th century nave, the 14th century altar tomb of Blanch Grandison and tombs of several members of the Kyrle family who were local benefactors. Currently, restoration work is taking place on the roof of the bell tower and, although he did not ask me to mention it, I am sure the vicar would appreciate any donations towards this expensive work.

'Hellens' is a manor house which is steeped in history. It has two haunted rooms, including those prepared for 'Bloody Mary' and her tutor, Fetherstone. An old cider mill house and a rare 17th century octagonal dovecote stand in the beautiful grounds and in the Stone Hall is a great fireplace bearing the crest of the Black Prince.


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Much Marcle can be found off the A449 Ross on Wye to Ledbury Road.

  • Ross-on-Wye


Much Marcle Steam Rally

18th July 2020 - 19th July 2020
A superb array of Steam Traction Engines and vintage vehicles and machines

Held at Much Marcle in or near Ross-on-Wye