Downton, Herefordshire

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Downton is located in Herefordshire
Downton shown within Herefordshire
Population 65 (United Kingdom Census 2001)
OS grid reference SO427733
Civil parish
  • Downton
Unitary authority
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ludlow
Postcode district SY8
Dialling code 01568
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°21′14″N 2°50′24″W / 52.354°N 2.840°W / 52.354; -2.840Coordinates: 52°21′14″N 2°50′24″W / 52.354°N 2.840°W / 52.354; -2.840

Downton is a civil parish in Herefordshire, located in the north of the county and containing the village of Downton-on-the-Rock. It is part of the Leintwardine group of parishes and shares a parish council with Leintwardine and Burrington.[1] In the Domesday Book Downton is referred to as "Duntune", meaning "hill settlement".[2] At Downton Gorge the River Teme cuts through a limestone ridge; above the gorge is Downton Castle, an 18th-century country house with a tower built to resemble a castle.[3]


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