Hampton Bishop

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Hampton Bishop
Hampton Bishop Church - geograph.org.uk - 159938.jpg
St Andrew's Church
Hampton Bishop is located in Herefordshire
Hampton Bishop
Hampton Bishop
Location within Herefordshire
Population505 (2011 Census)
Unitary authority
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHereford
Postcode districtHR1
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Herefordshire
52°02′20″N 2°38′38″W / 52.039°N 2.644°W / 52.039; -2.644

Hampton Bishop is a village and civil parish south-east of Hereford, in Herefordshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 505.[1] The village itself is on a wedge between the River Wye and the River Lugg, not far from where the River Frome meets the Lugg.

The half-timbered 12th-century Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Andrew and is a Grade I listed building.[2]

The local pub, the "Bunch of Carrots", is located in the centre of the village, on the B4224 road, next to a meander in the River Wye. According to David Rothwell's The Dictionary of Pub Names, the name is derived from a curiously shaped rock formation on the river, visible when the water level is low.[3]

A pair of European bee-eaters made a nesting attempt here in 2005 (see Bee-eaters in Britain).[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Church of St Andrew, Hampton Bishop". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Britain's strangest pub names". The Daily Telegraph. 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Articles: Breeding Bee-eaters in Herefordshire". www.birdguides.com. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  5. ^ "BBC NEWS - UK - England - Hereford/Worcs - Twitchers flock to see bee-eaters". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 30 June 2017.

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Coordinates: 52°02′20″N 2°38′38″W / 52.039°N 2.644°W / 52.039; -2.644