Clehonger

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All Saints' church

Clehonger is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, 7 km (4.3 mi) south west of Hereford.

Infrastructure and services[edit]

The village hall is quite modern and has a pre-school group based there on some or most weekdays mornings. The village has a small shop with post office and a school for 5–11 year olds, which has approx 130–150 pupils per year. The school's catchment area includes Belmont (2 miles away, a suburb of Hereford). A Natural Gas main was laid to south Herefordshire in the early 1990s and since then most housing seems to have changed over to it.[citation needed] Broadband services became available in the village from June 2005.

The village has one pub - The Seven Stars. The Seven Stars was one of the first pubs in the County of Herefordshire to have a Petanque piste, and still has a team today. The village previously had a petrol station. However this was closed down around 2000, demolished, and the land used for housing in 2001.

Church[edit]

The 12th century parish church is dedicated to All Saints and is a grade I building notable for its monuments to the local manorial family, the Pembridges.[1]

Transport[edit]

Clehonger is served by buses primarily by two bus services: - the 39 Stagecoach(Brecon - Hereford service) and 449 Yeomans(Madley - Hereford service).

The major road link is the B4349, which passes to the middle of the village.

Housing[edit]

Apart from the occasional farm cottage or farm house, the vast majority of housing in the village is predominantly a mix of post World War II council housing, mid-1960s buildings and 1970s/1980s buildings. The post World War II housing is mainly nearer the north side of the village, whilst the 1970s/1980s housing was built to the south and west sides. The mid-1960s housing occupies the middle of the village. In the 1970/1980s, bungalows and dormers seemed to have proliferated while the 1960s housing is the more traditional 3 or 4 bed semi-detached type.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Church of All Saints, Clehonger". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 52°01′59″N 2°48′11″W / 52.033°N 2.803°W / 52.033; -2.803