St Michael's Discoed
Set in Welsh Border country, Discoed is an idyllic hamlet graced by the Discoed Yew, one of the oldest living beings in the UK, reputed to be 5000 years old. The modest 'Shepherd’s' church of St Michael, on the border between Powys and Herefordshire, acts as a both a spiritual and artistic hub to the community. This chapel of ease for St Andrew’s, Presteigne, is medieval, with 'admirably restrained' Victorian modifications. The circular site, ancient yew tree, and the spring by the churchyard gate, suggest that the sanctity of this place has been respected for much longer. In more recent times St Michael's has become a well-respected venue for Presteigne Festival concerts and poetry readings, and twice a year transforms perfectly into a gallery displaying quality arts and crafts. A must-visit, memorable space in The Marches.