Bacton, Herefordshire

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Saint Faith's church, Bacton, Herefordshire in 2008.jpg
Saint Faith's church, Bacton
Bacton is located in Herefordshire
 Bacton shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO369324
Shire county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEREFORD
Postcode district HR2
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
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Coordinates: 51°59′12″N 2°55′10″W / 51.986777°N 2.919323°W / 51.986777; -2.919323

Newcourt Tump

Bacton is a small village in the rural area of south-west Herefordshire, England.[1] The parish church dates from 13th century and has a relatively long entry in Pevsner's survey of the county's buildings. Inside the church is Blanche Parry's memorial; Parry was Chief Gentlewoman of Queen Elizabeth’s most honourable Privy Chamber and Keeper of Her Majesty’s jewels.[2]

One mile to the north are the earthwork remains of a small motte and bailey castle known as Newcourt Tump.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 149 Hereford & Leominster (Bromyard & Ledbury) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2009. ISBN 9780319229538. 
  2. ^ Richardson, Ruth Elizabeth (2007). Mistress Blanche, Queen Elizabeth I's Confidante. Logaston Press. p. 136. 

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