All Saints' Church, Eyton
Eyton shown within Herefordshire
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Eyton (pronunciation: // AY-tən) is a village and parish in Herefordshire, England. It is 2 miles (3 km) north west of Leominster and 15 miles (24 km) north of Hereford. The village church is Norman and dedicated to All Saints. The parish had a population in mid-2010 of 134, decreasing to 124 at the 2011 census.
Eyton is mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Ettone' and was part of the manor of Leominster. In 1552 the Elizabethan writer and geographer Richard Hakluyt, known for his compilations of documents on contemporary voyages of exploration and for promoting the settlement of North America by the English, was born here.
Notes and references
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 October 2015.
- Genuki.org.uk: Eyton
- "Mid-2010 Civil Parish SYOA population estimates for England and Wales" (xls). Office for National Statistics.
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