St. Bartholomews is home to the tomb of Blanche Mortimer, recently explored and catalogued. Other important tombs belonging to the Mortimers: the dynasty of Marcher Lords.
The Kyrle Tomb is located in the centre of the chapel of Much Marcle Church. The recumbent effigies are those of Sir John Kyrle of nearby Homme House and his wife Sybil Scudamore. Sir John was born in 1568 and served as High Sheriff of the county in 1609 and 1629. He was created a baronet in 1627. Later he protested against the payment of Ship Money, and in the English Civil War his sympathies lay with the Parliamentarians. He died in 1650.
Second World War Memorial in St Bartholomew's parish church
Following the Second World War, a plaque listing the names of those men who lost their lives serving in the military was placed in Saint Bartholomew's Church. Many of their surnames have been known in the region for many centuries.
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- Free entry
- Dogs welcome
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- Rural location
- Historical Interest
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