Hentland

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Coordinates: 51°56′06″N 2°39′54″W / 51.935°N 2.665°W / 51.935; -2.665

Hentland
Hentland is located in Herefordshire
Hentland
Hentland
 Hentland shown within Herefordshire
Population 443 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SO542265
Civil parish Hentland
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ross-on-Wye
Postcode district HR9
Post town Hereford
Postcode district HR2
Dialling code 01989
01432
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Hereford and South Herefordshire
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Hentland is a hamlet and civil parish about 5 miles (8 km) north-west of Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, England

Hentland itself is very small and often missed off maps of the area. The parish, bounded on its eastern side by the River Wye, also includes the village of St Owen's Cross and the hamlets of Gillow, Kynaston, Little Pengethley, Llanfrother and Red Rail. The area is mostly farmland, with a small proportion being woodland. The soil consists of red loam, with a subsoil of rock and clay.

Hentland is best known as the site of a very early Welsh monastery, built by Saint Dubricius in the 6th century. It probably stood in the field just south of the present Church of England parish church, which is still a place of pilgrimage for Dubricius' modern devotees. The name is Old Welsh, Hên-llan, meaning "old church-enclosure". Gillow Manor is a 14th-century manor house with part of its old moat still surviving. In the Middle Ages it was one of the homes of the Pembridge family of Herefordshire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Hentland CP (Parish)". 2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2008. 

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External links[edit]

The New Inn, St Owen's Cross