All Saints' Church, Eyton
Eyton shown within Herefordshire
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Eyton (pronunciation: // AY-tən) is a village and parish in Herefordshire, England. It is 2 miles (3 km) north west of Leominster and 15 miles (24 km) north of Hereford. It is made up of scattered farms with no real village centre. The village church is Norman and dedicated to All Saints. The parish had a population in mid-2010 of 134.
Eyton is mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Ettone' and was part of the manor of Leominster It was the birthplace (1552) of the Elizabethan writer and geographer Richard Hakluyt, important for his compilations of documents on contemporary voyages of exploration and for promoting the settlement of North America by the English.
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