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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, Volume 2, East. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1932.

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36 FELTON (C.c.)

(O.S. 6 in. (a)XXVII, N.E., (b)XXVII, S.W., (c)XXVII, S.E.)

Felton is a small parish 7 m. N.E. of Hereford.


a(1). Parish Church of St. Michael stands in the E. part of the parish. The church is said to have been entirely re-built in 1853–4 and the spire was added in 1891. Old materials appear to have been re-used, more particularly in the lower walling of the chancel, nave, W. tower and the E. part of the vestry.

Fittings—Communion Table: with heavy turned legs moulded lower and carved upper rails, c. 1630, top raised. Chair: with turned front legs, shaped arms, scrolled back and cresting, c. 1640–50. Font: In churchyard—plain round tapering bowl, mediæval. In porch—small round bowl very crudely carved with cherub-head, shield-of-arms, etc., no drain, probably 17th-century, purpose uncertain.



b(2). Homestead Moat, S.W. of Hinton Farm and nearly 1 m. S.S.W. of the church, is of roughly rectangular form.

c(3). Felton Court, 720 yards S.S.W. of the church, is of two storeys with cellars and attics; the walls are ashlar-faced and the roofs are slate-covered. It was built early in the 17th century, but has a modern N. range and other modern alterations. Inside the building are some exposed ceiling-beams.


c(4). Middleton, house, two tenements, 600 yards S. of the church, is of two storeys, timber-framed and with slate, stone and tile-covered roofs. The N. wing was built in the 16th century and the cross-wing added at the S. end early in the 17th century; this was extended towards the E. late in the same century. The timber-framing is mostly exposed and the E. gable has diagonal framing. The upper storey projected on the N. and W. sides of the original block, but has been under-built. The late 17th-century W. chimney-stack has two diagonal shafts. Inside the building are some exposed moulded and chamfered ceiling-beams.

Fownhope, the Parish Church of St Mary


c(5). Cottage, on the W. side of the road, 400 yards S. of the church, is of two storeys, timber-framed and with a slate-covered roof. It was built in the 17th century and has exposed external framing and internal ceiling-beams.