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Not to be confused with Walterston.
Walterstone Church
Walterstone is located in Herefordshire
Walterstone shown within Herefordshire
Population 97 (Parish)[1]
OS grid reference SO340250
• London 200 km
Civil parish
  • Walterstone
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEREFORD
Postcode district HR2
Dialling code 01873
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
51°55′08″N 2°57′40″W / 51.919°N 2.961°W / 51.919; -2.961Coordinates: 51°55′08″N 2°57′40″W / 51.919°N 2.961°W / 51.919; -2.961

Walterstone is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, near the Welsh border and the Brecon Beacons National Park, 25 km south west of Hereford.[2] The parish had a population of 97 in the 2001 UK Census[1] and is grouped with Craswall, Llanveynoe and Longtown to form Longtown Group Parish Council for administrative purposes.[3]

There is a motte-and-bailey castle in the village to the west of St Mary's church and an Iron Age hill fort on high ground 1 km to the east.[4] The River Monnow and the Welsh Marches railway line share a valley south east of the village.[2]

The 300-year-old village pub, the Carpenter's Arms, is situated next to the church[5] and has been in the same family for the last 100 years.[6]

In the 18th century, a Roman mosaic was reported to have been found in the parish. The exact site is not known but is thought to be in the Coed-y-Grafel area north of the village.[7] Allt Yr Ynys, a 16th-century manor house 2 km south of the village, is now a country house hotel.[4][8]


  1. ^ a b "Population of Herefordshire Parishes, 2001" (pdf). Herefordshire Council. 2004. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  2. ^ a b Brecon Beacons National Park - Eastern Area (Explorer Maps) (A3 ed.), Ordnance Survey, 2010, ISBN 978-0-319-24054-0 
  3. ^ "List of Parish Councils and Contacts" (xls). Herefordshire Council. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  4. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus (1963). The Buildings of England - Herefordshire. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-300-09609-5. 
  5. ^ Deeley, Nigel W. "The Carpenters Arms - Walterstone, Herefordshire HR2 0DX". Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  6. ^ "Carpenter's Arms in Walterstone notches up another success". Hereford Times. Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  7. ^ "Roman 'pavement', Coed-y-Grafel, Walterstone". Herefordshire Through Time. Herefordshire Council. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  8. ^ "Allt Yr Ynys Country Hotel - About us". Retrieved 2010-12-05. 

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