Kilpeck revisited

The last post was about Wigmore where castle and church face each other across the bailey and moat. A little further on into spring we popped back to Kilpeck (see https://wordpress.com/post/bpdt.wordpress.com/14049) to show a dear friend from Canada just how special it is. And here of course the two strongholds stand in the same relationship, at the heart of a burgh that was founded but then forgotten.

Perhaps that’s why the church has remained such an amazing time-capsule of Romanesque architecture and carving of the “Herefordshire School”, barely touched by succeeding centuries. And here is St Peter on the chancel arch on guard, holding the keys, both inviting and admonishing. What a place!