Penrhos, Herefordshire

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Penrhos is located in Herefordshire
 Penrhos shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO315565
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KINGTON
Postcode district HR5 3LH
Dialling code 01544
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Herefordshire
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Coordinates: 52°12′09″N 3°00′13″W / 52.202453°N 3.003736°W / 52.202453; -3.003736

Penrhos is an area or hamlet at the top of the hill east of Kington, Herefordshire near the Welsh border. The name is derived from the Welsh words pen and rhos and means "head (top) of the moor".[1] In the area there are a small number of buildings including Penrhos Farm[2] and Penrhos Court.[3]


Penrhos Court originated around the late 13th century with a large cruck dwelling. Generations of owners have added more buildings and at one stage it became a small hamlet of half a dozen dwellings. Farm barns were added which formed a squared of ancient farm building surrounding a courtyard with a puddle duck pond and a well in the middle. Records of 1752 refer to the area as Penrose, in 1841 as Penrhose, in 1850 again as Penrose being a farm of 213 acres (0.86 km2), then 1880 as the first reference to the Welsh name of Penrhos which it is still now known by.

Many famous people have stayed at Penrhos Court including Queen, Led Zeppelin, Mike Oldfield and Terry Jones of Monty Python.

Queen recorded some of the legendary "Bohemian Rhapsody" there in August 1975.


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