Stapleton, Herefordshire

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Stapleton
Stapleton is located in Herefordshire
Stapleton
Stapleton
 Stapleton shown within Herefordshire
Population 133 [1]
OS grid reference SO338663
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PRESTEIGNE
Postcode district LD8
Dialling code + 44 (0)1544
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Herefordshire
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Coordinates: 52°17′30″N 2°58′15″W / 52.29156°N 2.97089°W / 52.29156; -2.97089

Stapleton is a small hamlet and civil parish in Herefordshire near the Welsh border town of Presteigne. The hamlet itself has approximately 25 residents as well as the ruins of a medieval castle.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Local area[edit]

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.[2]

The parish borders on several other parishes, including Willey, Kinsham and Presteigne.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC - Hereford and Worcester - About Herefordshire - Herefordshire's first henge?
  2. ^ Bryan's Ground