Wormelow Tump

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Wormelow Tump is a village in Herefordshire, England, 11 km (6.8 mi) south of Hereford and 15 km (9.3 mi) northwest of Ross-on-Wye.

The tump itself was a mound which local tradition holds was the burial place of King Arthur's son Amr.[1] The tump was flattened to widen the road in 1896.[2]

Wormelow gave its name to a hundred. The Domesday Book mentions the custom that all citizens of Herefordshire who owned a horse were required to attend the meeting of all the hundreds, which took place every three years at Wormelow Tump.[2]

The village is the site of the Violette Szabo GC Museum, commemorating the life of World War II secret agent Violette Szabo. Szabo (nee Bushell) stayed occasionally in the village from childhood until just before her final mission, at a house then called The Old Kennels, which was the home of her cousins the Lucas family.[3]

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  1. ^ Goodwin, Nicola (13 November 2014). "Places – Arthurian Connections". BBC Hereford & Worcester. Retrieved 27 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Greene, Miranda (2005). "The Anglo-Saxon Period". Herefordshire Through Time. Herefordshire Council. Retrieved 28 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "My mother, the heroine and spy". Shropshire Star. 30 June 2015. p. 8. Comment and Analysis article by Toby Neal, involving interview with Szabo's daughter.

Coordinates: 51°58′08″N 2°44′28″W / 51.969°N 2.741°W / 51.969; -2.741

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