Hereford

The historic city of Hereford has an abundance of stone built structures. A wide variety of different rock types have been used in the construction of the buildings. For some of the more important buildings, historical research has already been undertaken. This additional line of research which will be delivered through the project will add another strand to what is already known about some of the religious buildings in the city.
This cluster site has the potential to raise the profile of stone built heritage in the city. The proposed sites receive a large number of visitors to them each year. A few years ago, All Saints’ Church opened a café with the aim to raise money for the restoration of the church spire – even now, the café is still open to thousands of visitors each year. There is particularly interest here in being able to get involved in uncovering another facet of their building’s history.

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