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 Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
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 North Herefordshire
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Coordinates: 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 in to 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]

People[edit]

Pete Farndon, bassist and founding member of the rock band The Pretenders is buried at St.Peter's Church.[4]

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. ^ "Pete Farndon (1952 - 1983) - Find A Grave Memorial". Find a Grave. 2004-09-10. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 

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