The church consists of W tower, nave and chancel, the latter two rebuilt in 1819 in Georgian style, but the original doorway was saved and inserted as S doorway of the nave. The W tower includes a S doorway with a lintel made from an Anglo-Saxon carved cross or gravestone, the most important pre-Conquest sculpture in the region. This is not described here, but photographs are included.
The Domesday Survey records that in 1086 Acton was held by Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, and Urso from him.
Benefice of Acton Beauchamp and Evesbatch with Stanford Bishop.
|h of opening||2.23 m|
|w of opening||1.13 m|
A. Brooks and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire. New Haven and London 2012, 79-80.
Herefordshire Sites and Monuments Record 6890. Now available online at http://www.smr.herefordshire.gov.uk/db.php/p
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire. Harmondsworth 1963, 21, 63.
RCHME, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, 2: East, 1932, 1-2.