Wilton, Herefordshire

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River Wye at Wilton Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 453758.jpg
River Wye at Wilton Bridge
Wilton is located in Herefordshire
Wilton shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO589242
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROSS-ON-WYE
Postcode district HR9
Dialling code 01989
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
51°55′N 2°36′W / 51.91°N 2.60°W / 51.91; -2.60Coordinates: 51°55′N 2°36′W / 51.91°N 2.60°W / 51.91; -2.60

Wilton is a village in south Herefordshire, England just under a mile west of the market town of Ross-on-Wye.

In 1100, Henry 1 set up 3 royal manors in Herefordshire, including the manor of Wilton. This included a number of surrounding villages such as Peterstow.[1]

Wilton Bridge [1] was a major crossing [2] of the River Wye and was protected by Wilton Castle [3]. Both suffered significant damage during the English Civil War. The bridge has been restored and strengthened and updated with a sundial [4].

Now the village is known for the roundabout where the A49 trunk road joins the A40. Being a convenient staging point it has several hotels.


  1. ^ The Peterstow Millenium Book, "for the villagers of Peterstow by the villagers", published by the villagers, 2000, page 5. A leatherbound copy is on display in St Peter's Church.

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