Pembridge

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Pembridge
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Pembridge is located in Herefordshire
Pembridge
Pembridge
 Pembridge shown within Herefordshire
Population 1,000 
Civil parish Pembridge
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEREFORD
Postcode district HR6
Dialling code 01544
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Herefordshire
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Coordinates: 52°13′05″N 2°53′35″W / 52.218°N 2.893°W / 52.218; -2.893

Pembridge is a village and civil parish located just south of the River Arrow on the A44 between Leominster and Kington in Herefordshire, England.

Describing itself as The Jewel in the Crown of the Black and White Village Trail, Pembridge has a history stretching back at least eight hundred years and is notable for its many timber-framed buildings. As a result, it has been possible to date the construction of many of them using tree ring counting techniques with remarkable accuracy. In some cases this has allowed dating to the precise season in which they were erected, not just the year.

Pembridge gained a royal charter allowing it to hold a market and two fairs in 1239. During the Middle Ages, the Cowslip Fair (held every May) and the Woodcock Fair (held in November) were important places for agricultural labourers across the county to seek work from landowners.

In 1856, the Leominster and Kington Railway developed a railway station to connect to Kington to Leominster. Taken over by the Great Western Railway, it closed to passengers in 1955, and freight in 1961.

Today, Pembridge has a population of around 1,000 with three pubs/restaurants, gallerie, a village shop which was built as the original church rectory, and a church. Opened in 1773, the shop closed in Dec 2010 but has now reopened as a tea room and shop.

Organisations, people and places sharing the name of the village[edit]

Despite its small size, Pembridge has a remarkable number of things named for it, including:

Black and White village trail-[1]

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