go site The original church of St. Mary at Monnington on Wye was 13th century, but it was rebuilt in 1679 by Uvedfale Tomkins and his wife Mary. (Uvedfale’s grandfather, James Tomkins was an MP for Leominster in 1623, but was hanged in 1643 for raising an army for the King against Parliament.

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Monnington on Wye - Herefordshire - St. Mary - exterior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monnington on Wye - Herefordshire - St. Mary - interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like a great many Herefordshire villages, Monnington was staunchly Royalist, and the huge Royal Stuart Arms inside this church bear witness to that fact

 

Royal Stuart Arms

 

 

Monnington on Wye - Herefordshire - St. Mary - coat of arms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Font

The font in St. Mary’s church is dated 1689

 

 

Monnington on Wye - Herefordshire - St. Mary - font

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorials

Francis Perrot

 

Francis Perrot, died 1667

 

 

 

 

Monnington on Wye - Herefordshire - St. Mary - wall memorial