Coddington, Herefordshire

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Coddington
Coddington and its church, as seen from Oyster Hill
Coddington from Oyster Hill
Coddington is in the east of Herefordshire, part of the West Midlands
Coddington is in the east of Herefordshire, part of the West Midlands
Coddington
 Coddington shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO719427
Civil parish Coddington
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEDBURY
Postcode district HR8
Dialling code 01531
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Herefordshire
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Coordinates: 52°04′55″N 2°24′35″W / 52.082°N 2.40962°W / 52.082; -2.40962

Coddington is a hamlet and civil parish in eastern Herefordshire, England, approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Ledbury.[1] The west side of the parish falls within the Malvern Hills AONB.

The parish is small in area and population, with dispersed small settlements and farms, including Coddington Cross. The highest point in the parish is Oyster Hill at 211 metres (692 ft) and with an Ordnance Survey triangulation station.[1] The Herefordshire Trail long-distance footpath passes through the parish, calling at the vineyard, the church and Oyster Hill.

The nearest railway stations are Ledbury and Colwall, both approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) distant by road.[1]

History[edit]

Coddington was recorded as a manor in the Domesday Book (1086), then spelled as Cotingtune; the manor was held by the Bishop of Hereford.[2]

It was the birthplace of Lionel George Curtis, a prominent advocate of world government.[3] It was home to one of the few independent British oil companies, established in the 1970s by a group of ex-Royal Dutch Shell employees – Clyde Petroleum.

The parish features many listed buildings, including many black and white cottages and houses, one of which is Grade II*.[4]

Religion[edit]

The historic All Saints church

The Church of England parish church of All Saints is a Grade II* listed building largely of 12th and 13th century construction, which features a broach spire;[5] it today shares services with nearby Colwall.[6] In the churchyard is a Grade II* listed cross, the base of which dates to the 14th century.[7]

In addition, at Coddington Court, is a Buddhist centre.[8]

Politics[edit]

Coddington shares a parish council with its larger neighbour, Bosbury.[9] Bosbury has eleven seats on the council, whilst Coddington has two.

The parishes of Bosbury, Coddington, Colwall, and Mathon together form the ward of Hope End, which returns one elected councillor to Herefordshire Council.[10] The most recent election was in May 2015, in which the Conservative candidate, Tony Johnson, was elected.[11] Councillor Johnson is the Leader of the Council.[12]

External links[edit]

Media related to Coddington, Herefordshire at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ordnance Survey mapping
  2. ^ OpenDomesday Coddington
  3. ^ Tom Cargill: "How to build a better world", History Today Vol. 63, No. 2 (February 2013).
  4. ^ British Listed Buildings Coddington
  5. ^ British Listed Buildings All Saints, Coddington
  6. ^ Colwall church All Saints
  7. ^ British Listed Buildings Churchyard Cross, Coddington
  8. ^ Adhisthana
  9. ^ Bosbury and Coddington
  10. ^ LGBCE Final recommendations 2014 review - PDF map
  11. ^ Herefordshire Council Hope End declaration 2015
  12. ^ Herefordshire Council Cllr A W Johnson