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The tower of Aymestry's church was built in the 14th century

Aymestrey (pronunciation: /ˈmstr/ AYM-stree) is a village and civil parish in north-western Herefordshire, England. The population of this civil parish at the 2011 Census was 351.[1]


It is located on the A4110 road, about 7 miles north-west of Leominster and 8 miles south-west of the historic market town of Ludlow, in south Shropshire. The village is on the River Lugg.

Amenities and history[edit]

Aymestrey is home to several homes and cottages,[2] a church,[3] a village hall[4] and a pub or Inn: The Riverside Inn,[5] situated next to River Lugg[6] just off the main road.

The Mortimer Trail[7] waymarked recreational walk passes through the village.

The skull and other bones from the Aymestrey burial, at Leominster Museum

In 1987, the Aymestrey burial, an Early Bronze Age, beaker cist, was discovered during gravel working.[8] It has since been recreated at Leominster Museum.


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Coordinates: 52°17′N 2°50′W / 52.283°N 2.833°W / 52.283; -2.833