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Harewood

Pages 83-84

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, Volume 1, South west. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.

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31 HAREWOOD (D.c.).

(O.S. 6 in. XLVI, S.W.)

Harewood is a small parish 7½ m. S. of Hereford.

Ecclesiastical

(1). Church of St. Denis was entirely re-built in 1864, but contains from an earlier building the following:—

Fittings—Churchyard Cross: In garden of house, with plain rectangular base and broken shaft with stop-chamfered angles, 15th or early 16th-century. Floor-slab: of white marble, to Sir John Hoskyns, Bart., 1705. Font: with plain circular stem and square bowl tapering slightly towards the bottom, sides each with four shallow recessed round-headed panels; said to have been brought from Chardstock, Dorsetshire, 12th-century. Plate: includes cup of 1571, with bowl engraved with bands and conventional foliage; cover-paten having the same marks and, on the knop, the date 1571. Miscellanea: In garden of house, part of a 15th-century gable-cross, and the base of another cross with shaped upper corners and cone-shaped socket for a shaft.

Secular

(2). Harewood Park, in the middle of the parish, is said to be the site of a Preceptory of the Templars, but no traces of a building of this date can now be seen. The present house is modern, though the E. wall of the basement is of roughly coursed sandstone rubble and has one one-light and four two-light square-headed windows with chamfered jambs, all of 16th-century date. The opposite wall, inside the building and running up through the house, is of the same date and has a blocked square-headed doorway at the N. end, and a 16th-century fireplace in the attic. N.E. of the room in the basement is another room retaining mediæval work including the jambs of a door, a fireplace, and two rectangular recesses with segmental-pointed arches.

Condition—Good.