Kilpeck Church, England

Kilpeck Church © Tony Grist

Outlandishly carved corbels ring one of the English countryside’s quirkiest gems, 12th-century Kilpeck Church.

They range from a passionate couple to toon-like creatures and an infamous spread-legged sheila-na-gig (Celtic fertility figure) that’s guaranteed to raise a snigger, gasp or squeak of indignation.

The church itself has barely changed in the 800 years since it was built, and makes a worthwhile diversion from nearby Hereford. Tiny Kilpeck is a mile south off the A465.

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