Herefordshire School of Carving

Herefordshire School of Carving is in Carvers.

The Herefordshire School of Carving is the name given to a carvings of a particular style found in Herefordshire, and elsewhere, that were created during the 12th Century. Their work draws on a variety of cultural sources for its religious and mystical images; Norman military figures, Anglo-Saxon animals, and patterns. The carvers may have originated from Northern Spain, on the Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route. Subjects include arches, typanums colums, fonts and corbels.

Examples of the Herefordshire School of Carving may be found at:


St Andrew's Church, Bredwardine [Map]

Church of St Mary Magdalene, Eardisley [Map]

Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck [Map]

St John the Baptist's Church, Letton [Map]

St Giles' Church, Pipe Aston [Map]

St Peter's Church, Rowlestone [Map]


St James the Great Church, Colwall


Church of St Michael and St Mary, Melbourne [Map]


St Leonard's Church, Ribbesford [Map]

St Peter and St Paul's Church, Rock [Map]


Church of St Nicholas, Studland [Map]