Heath, Herefordshire

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(The) Heath
(The) Heath is located in Herefordshire
(The) Heath
(The) Heath
 (The) Heath shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO382765
   – London  160 miles (258 km) 
Civil parish Leintwardine
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRAVEN ARMS
Postcode district SY7 0
Dialling code 01547 530
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Herefordshire
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Coordinates: 52°22′59″N 2°54′29″W / 52.383°N 2.908°W / 52.383; -2.908

Heath (or The Heath) is a dispersed hamlet in north Herefordshire, England.

It lies in the civil parish of Leintwardine, on the other side of the River Clun 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northwest of that village. Two equidistant routes between Leintwardine and Heath are possible: via the B-roads and Broadward Bridge, or via Jay Bridge (both bridges crossing the Clun).[1]

The hamlets of Heath and nearby Jay formed a single township and whilst in the present day form part of the civil parish of Leintwardine, and thus a part of Herefordshire, they were regarded as being part of Shropshire until the mid-19th century.

Heath Farm is a large farm with eight recently constructed chicken breeding barns (situated by the Heart of Wales Line). The area was until recently dominated by arable farming, but today is much more diversified.

Heath House is a country house and has extensive stables for horses. The Heath House estate has a number of houses and substantial outbuildings in proximity to the main house.

The B4367 road passes between Heath House and Heath Farm (to its west). At the north end of the settlement is Heath Lodge, a house with a thatched-roof, situated at the junction of the B4367 and B4385 roads, right on the border with Shropshire.

To the north is the larger settlement of Hopton Heath (in Shropshire) with its railway station, to the southwest is the small village of Bedstone (in Shropshire), and to the east is the hamlet of Broadward (again, in Shropshire).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey mapping