Coddington from Oyster Hill
Coddington shown within Herefordshire
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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. The Herefordshire Trail long-distance footpath passes through the parish, calling at the vineyard, the church and Oyster Hill.
It was the birthplace of Lionel George Curtis, a prominent advocate of world government. 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 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; it today shares services with nearby Colwall. In the churchyard is a Grade II* listed cross, the base of which dates to the 14th century.
The parishes of Bosbury, Coddington, Colwall, and Mathon together form the ward of Hope End, which returns one elected councillor to Herefordshire Council. The most recent election was in May 2015, in which the Conservative candidate, Tony Johnson, was elected. Councillor Johnson is the Leader of the Council.
Media related to Coddington, Herefordshire at Wikimedia Commons
- Ordnance Survey mapping
- OpenDomesday Coddington
- Tom Cargill: "How to build a better world", History Today Vol. 63, No. 2 (February 2013).
- British Listed Buildings Coddington
- British Listed Buildings All Saints, Coddington
- Colwall church All Saints
- British Listed Buildings Churchyard Cross, Coddington
- Bosbury and Coddington
- LGBCE Final recommendations 2014 review - PDF map
- Herefordshire Council Hope End declaration 2015
- Herefordshire Council Cllr A W Johnson