The Church, St Peters, here in the Village of Martley Worcestershire is truly ancient and a real marker of the past.With records dating back as far as the 14th Century, there’s much to fascinate….. It’s in a great position overlooking the meadow and fields beyond, which gives you a real sense of the agricultural area that Martley, Worcestershire is a part of and the start of several walks you could take, not too taxing and quiet roads.
The GroundsThe grounds are beautifully kept and some of the more elaborate graves are named with some of the gentry and founders of Martley such as the well known Nash family of the Noak, the Squires of Martley for close to 280 years. The Nash name is still alive in the village with a Close being named after the family, although the male line ended in 1989 with the death of Mr. Slade Nash. Coach House Country Stays sits in the grounds of the Noak, which still sits at the head of the village standing on a hill about half a mile north-west of St Peters Church, Martley Worcestershire on the road to Clifton-upon-Teme.
The BuildingThe building itself is home to some truly ancient and markers of the past. Including paintings on the walls of the Chancel a ‘Stoning and Roses’ pattern, very delicately and carefully detailed, with a stemmed flower in each ‘brick’ The ‘bricks’ themselves being part of the painting.
St Peters dates back to the 14th Century, incredibly, and shows the Virgin Mary with bare feet and a fine running stag, amongst other animals.
Bell Ringers Today
Martley Tower has 12 ringers, who meet to practise on a Friday evenings from 7.45pm, when you really hear the church come to life!
Just a short walk from The Bothy with Stayable Online