The dedication of a church to the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is quite rare in England; and what is also rare about this church at Madley is the survival of some 14th century wall paintings where underwent restoration in 1992. The pictures told the story of the Passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.

 

 

Madley - Herefordshire - Nativity_of_the_Blessed_Virgin_Mary - exterior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madley - Herefordshire - Nativity_of_the_Blessed_Virgin_Mary - interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The private pews for the Lulham family.

 

 

madley pew resized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Font

Another of Herefordshire’s enormous old fonts – in fact this is one of the largest in the country, and is nearly 1000 years old

 

 

 

Madley - Herefordshire - Nativity_of_the_Blessed_Virgin_Mary - font

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial

Tomb of Richard Willison

 

 

 

 

Madley - Herefordshire - Nativity_of_the_Blessed_Virgin_Mary - tomb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epitaph for John Lewis

Died 6th January 1797 aged 79

This earth on earth did lately tread,

This earth in earth has made its bed,

This earth in earth shall closely stay

Until the resurrection day.