The church of St. John at Pencombe was formerly 12th century but was completely rebuilt in the mid 19th century

 

Pencombe with Marston Stannett - Herefordshire - St. John - exterior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pencombe with Marston Stannett - Herefordshire - St. John - interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Font

 

Pencombe with Marston Stannett - Herefordshire - St. John - font

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the old limestone font from the original church, which was rescued from the churchyard.

Pencombe with Marston Stannett - Herefordshire - St. John - font 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial

Elizabeth Jordan and Richard Lander

Elizabeth Jordan, who led by spirit of enterprise and a passionate love of knowledge, accompanied by Richard Lander in his 3rd and last attempt to explore the interior of Africa, and there fell a sacrifice to the baneful influence of the climate, dying at Damuggoo on 21 November 1832 in the 20th year of his age, to the inexpressable grief of his afflicted parents.

 

 

Pencombe with Marston Stannett - Herefordshire - St. John - memorial plaque