Stapleton shown within Herefordshire
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||+ 44 (0)1544|
|Fire||Hereford and Worcester|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
|UK Parliament||North Herefordshire|
Historically, the hamlet and parish were once more important than its now larger neighbour, Presteigne, during the Middle Ages, but eventually slipped into decline while its neighbour grew. There was also a recent archaeological excavation of a field, which found some ancient remains. The parish began life in 1144 when the lord of Richards Castle was expelled from Presteigne. In response he built Stapleton castle which became the new centre of his lordship in the Welsh Marches.
The village is surrounded by farmland, from which most of its employment is based. There is also a gardens, Bryan's Ground, which attracts tourists.
Images and scenery
- Remfry, P.M., Nine Castles of Burford Barony, 1048 to 1438 (ISBN 1-899376-39-9)
- Article on Stapleton Castle