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St Mary's Church, Sarnesfield
Grid reference: SO374508
Location: 52°9’11"N, 2°55’2"W
Post town: Hereford
Postcode: HR4
Local Government
Council: Herefordshire

Sarnesfield is a hamlet and ancient parish in Herefordshire, eleven miles north-west of Hereford. It forms part of the Wolphy hundred.

The village is on the county's Black and White Village Trail.


Sarnesfield is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, in which it is noted that the manor belonged to Roger de Lacy, to whom it had been granted by William the Conqueror.

Remains of a moat at Little Sarnesfield

By 1109, Philip de Sarnesfield held one and a half hides from Hugh de Lacy. Later Nicholas de Sarnesfield served in the retinue of the Black Prince and then as a standard bearer for King Richard II and an eminent diplomat. After his death the manor was ddivided.

In the modern era, Sarnesfield was held by the Monington family until 1781.[1]

In 1891 Sarnesfield Court was bought by George William Marshall (1839–1905), York Herald, who did much to restore the parish church to its original condition, removing later additions. He was buried in the parish on 16 Sept. 1905.[2]

Sarnesfield Court was demolished in 1955.

St Mary's Church

The parish church is St Mary's. Fragments of 13th- or 14th-century floriated crosses are visible in the church. One apparently from the 14th century in the south-east corner of the south chapel commemorates Isabel De Sarnesfield.[3]


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