Ashperton

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Ashperton
Ashperton is located in Herefordshire
Ashperton
Ashperton
 Ashperton shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO6441
Shire county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
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Herefordshire

Coordinates: 52°04′N 2°31′W / 52.07°N 02.52°W / 52.07; -02.52

Ashperton is a small village about twelve miles east of Hereford, in Herefordshire, England.

Location[edit]

The village is on the A417 road, the route of a Roman road from Gloucester, in rolling Herefordshire countryside. Villages nearby include Monkhide, Tarrington and Canon Frome.

Attractions[edit]

Ashperton is mentioned in the Domesday Book under Radlow hundred in Herefordshire. The book, which was written in 1086, said:

The same William[1] holds Ashperton Wulfwig held it of Earl Harold and could go where he would. There are five and a half hides paying geld. In demesne are four ploughs and six villans and two bordars with three ploughs and thirteen slaves and twenty acres of meadow. There is woodland one league square. It was and is worth 110 shillings.[2]

The village has a site of a Norman castle and moat and a church, St Bartholomew's. The disused Hereford and Gloucester Canal runs nearby. The village has a mix of black and white cottages and 1970s housing.

The village is home to a large poultry site (owned by Cranberry Foods) which mainly is used as a brood and move site for turkeys. It is also occasionally used for rearing intensive broiler (meat) chickens.

The local cricket club is Canon Frome Cricket Club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ William FitzBaderon held several manors in Herefordshire including Ruardean, Whitwick, Munsley and Walsopthorne.
  2. ^ Domesday Book, a complete translation, Ann Williams and G.H. Martin (Eds), p751, ISBN 0-14-051535-6, 2002

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