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Orleton is a small village in northern Herefordshire, England, at grid reference SO493672. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 794.[1]

Norman font

The village is known for its lovely parish church, St George's, where, legend holds, the resurrection of the dead will begin at the Last Trump. The Norman nave with some 14th century stained-glass windows has a west end 13th century tower. The c1200 door was moved and reset, while the early 13th c chancel has lancet windows. The tie-beam roof may be 14th c. There is a late Norman (c1100) font has nine of the disciples standing under arches. It has a 17th c pulpit. The vestry was Victorian.

Items of interest in the church include:

The 13th century Bishop of Hereford, Adam Orleton, took his name from this village, may have been born here, and was a constant supporter of Roger Mortimer, the lord of the manor[2]

The village is located midway between the historic market towns of Ludlow and Leominster, both some 5 miles away and is surrounded by beautiful Herefordshire countryside with a pretty brook meandering through.


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  2. ^ The register of Adam de Orleton, introduction by Rev. A. T. Bannister, 1907

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Coordinates: 52°18′02″N 2°44′42″W / 52.30057°N 2.74492°W / 52.30057; -2.74492