Withington, Herefordshire

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Withington
Withington War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 146283.jpg
Withington War Memorial
Withington is located in Herefordshire
Withington
Withington
Withington shown within Herefordshire
Population 1,588 (2011)(Parish)[1][2]
OS grid reference SO563431
• London 180 km
Civil parish
  • Withington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEREFORD
Postcode district HR1
Dialling code 01432
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Herefordshire
52°05′06″N 2°38′13″W / 52.085°N 2.637°W / 52.085; -2.637Coordinates: 52°05′06″N 2°38′13″W / 52.085°N 2.637°W / 52.085; -2.637

Withington is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, about 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Hereford at grid reference SO563431.

History[edit]

One of the historical features of Withington is the Roman mile post situated on the Worcester road. The only thing that can still be read on it is "This is the road to Hereford"; it was part of a cross but was made into a mile stone in 1700.

Withington also has a church a small primary school, and the Cross Keys pub. It is a small village surrounded by fields, but has a growing population with new houses being built.

Withington used to be home to the Meadow Market, a supermarket that serviced the local community, and it was later bought and renamed by the Normans Super-Warehouse chain. This became the northern most branch of Normans. The store closed in 1998 and became several smaller shops on the newly named Withington Retail estate. The site now stands as a housing estate.

Landmarks[edit]

Withington Church

The village church is dedicated to St Peter and has a tall, slender spire on a late 13th century tower. There are Norman doorways to the nave and windows in Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles.[3] In the churchyard, north-east of the building, are the Commonwealth war graves of a Royal Fusiliers soldier of World War I and a Royal Air Force airman and WAAF airwoman of World War II.[4]

Railway reopening[edit]

There are proposals for new stations on the Cotswold Line at Withington and Chipping Campden. A long-standing proposal for a new station at Worcester (Norton) Parkway where the line crosses the Birmingham and Bristol Railway has now substantial funding. It is anticipated that the proposal will go to the Planning stage early 2015. The plans and proposals are now available on Worcestershire County Council website and the public consultation period has begun..[5]

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Herefordshire Parishes, 2001" (pdf). Herefordshire Council. 2004. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1963). The Buildings of England - Herefordshire. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. p. 323. ISBN 978-0-300-09609-5. 
  4. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery report, details from casualty record.
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ "Pete Farndon (1952 - 1983) - Find A Grave Memorial". Find a Grave. 2004-09-10. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 

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