BYTON CHURCH Herefordshire

Byton is just north of the B4362 about 5 miles east of Presteigne.
(grid reference SO 371612  -  nearby postcode LD8 2HS)

Byton was a small settlement held by the Mortimers of Richards Castle during the thirteenth century. The original church has now gone, being replaced by a small Victorian building next to the site of the castle in the now almost extinct medieval hamlet. An ancient tympanum depicting a lamb and cross between Celtic knots survives from the early era built into the south wall.

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Notes by Paul Remfry
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