Yarpole

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Yarpole
Yarpole church bell tower - geograph.org.uk - 532424.jpg
St Leonard's belltower
Yarpole is located in Herefordshire
Yarpole
Yarpole
 Yarpole shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO4664
Civil parish Croft and Yarpole
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Hereford
Postcode district HR6
Dialling code 01568
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Herefordshire
Website http://www.yarpole.com/
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Coordinates: 52°16′59″N 2°46′59″W / 52.283°N 2.783°W / 52.283; -2.783

Yarpole is a village in Croft and Yarpole civil parish, Herefordshire, England, about 4 12 miles (7 km) northwest of Leominster. The village is near the county boundary with Shropshire and about 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Ludlow. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Bicton south of the village, Bircher northeast of the village, and Croft.

Parish church[edit]

The oldest part of St Leonard's Church of England parish church is the 13th-century font. Most of the building is early 14th-century and was restored and extended to designs by George Gilbert Scott in 1864. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1] In 2009 the interior of the church was extensively reordered and a community shop and Post Office were built at the west end of the church.[2]

Yarpole is one of several Herefordshire parishes whose belltower stands separate from the church. The ground stage is built of stone; the roofs and upper stage are timber-framed. It is one of a number of partly or largely timber-framed belltowers in Herefordshire. It is a Grade I listed building. The tower was thought to be 13th-century,[3] but dendrochronology has dated its main timbers to 1192, making it one of the oldest timber-framed structures in England.[4]

Amenities[edit]

The Bell pub

The village has a pub, The Bell, that is now a gastropub.[5] There is also a parish hall.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Leonard  (Grade II*) (1296754)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Building". The Community Website for Yarpole Parish. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Tower about 15 metres south of Church of St Leonard  (Grade I) (1081790)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "About Yarpole". The Community Website for Yarpole Parish. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Hill, Shaun. "The Bell Inn, Yarpole, Herefordshire". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Flicks in the Sticks". The Community Website for Yarpole Parish. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

The Community Website for Yarpole Parish