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St Peter's Churchyard, Peterchurch, Herefordshire

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Location: Peterchurch Herefordshire, England, United Kingdommap
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The churchyard surrounds the Norman church, dedicated to St. Peter, built on the unusual basilica model with four, rather than three chambers. The church's foundations are thought to go back to 786, and parts of the Saxon walls can be seen in the sanctuary. The original stone altar is in place, dating back to well before the Reformation. The modern spire is made of fibreglass and was, for a time, the tallest fibreglass spire in the country.

Robert Jones, recipient of the Victoria Cross for his role at Rorke's Drift, is buried in St Peter's Churchyard.

The churchyard is well maintained but there is a lot of deterioration of headstone faces of a particular type due to the construction of them. There appears to be a compressed surface layer like a render which on many stones is de-laminating destroying most of the content.

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