Whitbourne, Herefordshire

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Coordinates: 52°12′28″N 2°24′24″W / 52.20782°N 2.40678°W / 52.20782; -2.40678

Whitbourne
Whitbourne primary school.jpg
Whitbourne C of E Independent School & Hub - WISH
Whitbourne is located in Herefordshire
Whitbourne
Whitbourne
 Whitbourne shown within Herefordshire
Population 400 
OS grid reference SO723567
    - London  146m 
Civil parish Whitbourne
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Worcester
Postcode district WR6
Dialling code 01886
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Herefordshire
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Whitbourne (Anglo-Saxon for "white stream") is a village in Eastern Herefordshire, England on the banks of the River Teme and close to the A44. It is close to Bringsty Common on one side and the border of Worcestershire on the other. Around 400 people live in the village itself with about as many residing in surrounding houses and farms. It has a Welsh Water pumping station, which supplies the town of Bromyard and the surrounding area and which flooded in July 2007.

Whitbourne Church of England Primary School was a voluntary controlled school located at the centre of the village. Pupil numbers fluctuated between 40 and 70 and closed due to falling numbers in July 2013 but a local group opened the premises, with the permission of the landlords, the church, as a free school WISH - in September 2013.

The village has one pub, The Wheatsheaf, which marks the turn-off to the village from the main A44 Worcester to Bromyard road. The village shop, which is staffed and managed entirely by volunteers, is located in new premises south of the school.

Whitbourne Hall is a grade II* listed neo-Palladian country house located outside the village. The hall is divided into private residences, but is hired out for private receptions, business conferences and group tours.

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