Yatton, Herefordshire

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Yatton is a small village in north-western Herefordshire, England. The population of the Civil Parish at the 2011 census was 208.[1]

The village is located at 52°17′58″N 02°49′54″W / 52.29944°N 2.83167°W / 52.29944; -2.83167Coordinates: 52°17′58″N 02°49′54″W / 52.29944°N 2.83167°W / 52.29944; -2.83167, about 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Leominster and 12 miles (19 km) south-west of Ludlow. It is just off the A4110 road. The countryside around is particularly quiet, scenic, varied and contains plenty of wildlife such as buzzards.

History[edit]

A Norman chapel was built besides Chapel Farmhouse of a single chamber. It has two 13th century windows. It was extensively rebuilt on the north side during the late Elizabethan era, and then on the east side in 1704. A new church was built in 1841 by William Roberts. The rail of the screen in the church has two 16th century reliefs of Christ before Pontius Pilate and The Resurrection, and a lectern with late 17th century carving. The village contains some brick-arched barns and old cottages, converted barns and large farmhouses and lies close to Croft Castle and its estate; the Mortimer Trail waymarked walk passes close by. The area was formerly the site of a large stone quarry but the site has been reclaimed, landscaped and replanted. The local schools are Wigmore Primary school Wigmore High school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 1 November 2015. 

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