Eardisland

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Eardisland
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Eardisland is located in Herefordshire
Eardisland
Eardisland
 Eardisland shown within Herefordshire
Population 520 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SO3149
Unitary authority County of Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Leominster
Postcode district HR6
Dialling code 01544
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Herefordshire
Website Eardisland Community Website
List of places
UK
England
Herefordshire

Coordinates: 52°13′19″N 2°51′07″W / 52.222°N 2.852°W / 52.222; -2.852

Eardisland is a village and civil parish on the River Arrow about 5 miles (8.0 km) west of the market town of Leominster in Herefordshire. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Upper Hardwick, Lower Hardwick and Lower Burton.

Eardisland is part of The Black and White Village Trail, which explores the villages of half-timbered, black and white houses to be found in this area of northern Herefordshire. The parish is characterised by rolling arable and pastoral farmland and ancient apple and cider apple orchards.

The A44 Oxford to Aberystwyth road bypasses to the south of Eardisland. (It formerly ran through the village centre, crossing the River Arrow there.) To the east the A4110 runs north/south, a little to the east of the course of the Watling Street Roman road which here marks the eastern boundary of the parish.

The Church of England parish church of St. Mary the Virgin has an early 13th century nave, two early 14th century tomb recesses and a 14th-century porch.[2] The architect Henry Curzon substantially renewed the building in 1864.[2]

Eardisland motte

Just north of the church is the overgrown motte of Eardisland Castle, surrounded by a moat.

Eardisland has a 17th-century dovecote,[3] two public houses, tea rooms and a restored AA box. On 1 May 2010 a community shop was opened on the ground floor of the 17th-century dovecote, staffed and run by volunteers.

Burton Court, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Eardisland, includes an early 14th century hall.[3] Much of the remainder of the house was added in the 18th century.[3] The architect Clough Williams-Ellis added the Tudor Revival front in 1912.[3]

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  1. ^ "Area: Eardisland CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Pevsner, 1963, page 119
  3. ^ a b c d Pevsner, 1963, page 120

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