St Nicholas Church

Montgomery, United Kingdom

The St Nicholas parish church was founded in the 1220s, with later additions including late 13th-century chancel and transepts and a 19th-century tower. The church is Grade I listed. Perhaps the most remarkable features of the church are the ornate rood screen, misericords and stalls which were transferred to the church from Chirbury Priory in Shropshire after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century.

The south transept shows evidence of Montgomery's close association with the Herbert family. The centrepiece is the Elizabethan era tomb or church monument to Richard Herbert (died 1596) of Montgomery Castle, father of poet and Anglican divine George Herbert. This association is recalled in a memorial poem to a well-known local man J. D. K. Lloyd, who wrote this poem after the style of George Herbert.



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Founded: 1220s
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom


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Paul Owens (3 months ago)
After visiting the castle this was the perfect way to end my visit to Montgomery peaceful and steeped in history the whole area makes for a lovely day out
Sophie Roberts (7 months ago)
Beautiful peaceful church
Marion Evan's (17 months ago)
We had a lovely day yesterday . At St Nicholas Church Montgomery Excellent service .& Choice of Hymn Singing.Thank you .☘️
Penelope Lunn (3 years ago)
Lovely old church to visit . Open during daylight hours.
Mark Austin (4 years ago)
800 year old church with some fascinating tombs.
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