For the fan of the herefordshire school however it is the romanesque west door that provides the principal excitement it is deeply recessed and surprisingly plain all of the stonework is delightfully fresh and that extends to the beautiful capitals six in all that adorn the tops of the shafts. Kilpeck is generally considered the jewel of the herefordshire school of romanesque sculpture for its completeness its virtuosity and its remarkable state of preservation the south nave doorway with a tree of life tympanum and richly carved jambs and arch orders was protected by a wooden porch of unknown date until 1868. Books advanced search best sellers top new releases advanced search best sellers top new releases. The group aims to display photographs of the 12th century herefordshire school best known examples include kilpeck and shobdon but other churches and carvings occur in warwickshire worcestershire and gloucestershire the style was strongly influenced by the churches of the compostella pilgrimage route especially those of the saintonge
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