Moreton-on-Lugg

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An orange walled building with a church spire behind it
The Village Inn with St Andrews Church in background

Moreton-on-Lugg is a village in Herefordshire, England, between Hereford and Leominster.

The village lies between the A49 trunk road and the Welsh Marches railway line. Approximately 1,000 people live in the village. The former railway station at Moreton was famous for having the ticket office situated in a huge hollow oak tree with a circumference of 19 m.[1]

On the other side of the River Lugg lies Freens Court, investigated by TV programme Time Team in 1999 as a possible site for the Saxon palace of King Offa. The dig confirmed the existence of a large aisled building but it was thought to date from the mediaeval period.

An area north of the village around SO505477 was used for many years by the Royal Army Ordnance Corps for the storage of surplus materials, including the decorations from the investiture of the Prince of Wales.

The internal railway at the RAOC site was used for training SAS troops to attack railway carriages.

When the RAOC site closed in the early 2000s, it was bought by Greatwest Investments Limited for development into a business park.

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References[edit]

Michael Raven, Guide to Herefordshire, 1998, ISBN 0-906114-22-5

  1. ^ Simpson, Helen (1997-12-12). The Day the Trains Came. Gracewing. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-85244-374-3. 

Coordinates: 52°06′28″N 2°43′25″W / 52.1079°N 2.7235°W / 52.1079; -2.7235