Staunton on Wye, United Kingdom

Staunton on Wye is a relatively unpopulated civil parish in West Herefordshire, which is perhaps one of the most uninhabited locations of England. The parish of Staunton, which includes Moorhampton and Bredwardine, is a key player in trading in Herefordshire. The population of this parish taken at the 2011 census was 213.

Staunton was inhabited until 1089 AD. The parish church dates from around 1190–1200, when King Richard I was on crusades, and several of Herefordshire's other churches are thought to have been founded. The nave has round-headed doorways with a small lancet. Some of the windows date from 14th century. The west tower has a pyramidal roof constructed in about 1300 to which oak panelling was added in 17th century. The church was burgled in 1992 when six invaluable medallions from the Reformation were stolen. Two bay arcades remain from the demolished north transept which was a chapel. Modernisation has replaced the windows in the 18th century chancel.


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