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photoblog image A quick look at Pembridge

A quick look at Pembridge

About 7 miles West of Leominster (the nearest railway station is here) and 3 of Eardisland, also on the River Arrow, is one of two black and white villages in Herefordshire. Occupied since the Magna Carta, mentioned in the Doomsday Book, Pembridge used to be a market town during mediaeval times. A village today, it still retains it’s charm, attractive buildings on every street and liveliness and is the crowning glory of north Herefordshire’s Black & White Village Trail! Ye Olde Steppes dates from the mid-16th century and was possibly a rectory until 1777. Now the steps lead from the market place into the churchyard. The church of St Mary is 14th century but contains 2 archways dating from the 12th century Norman era. Nearby is The Old Market Hall (an ancient pagoda-like building) which is again from the 16th century. Behind this structure is found The New Inn – ironically one of the oldest pubs in the county! This and the other pub here, The Red Lion, offer food and real ale. The Kings House was originally a pub (The Greyhound Inn) but is now a restaurant. Dunkertons Cider Shop is open every day too! 

A quick look at Pembridge

About 7 miles West of Leominster (the nearest railway station is here) and 3 of Eardisland, also on the River Arrow, is one of two black and white villages in Herefordshire. Occupied since the Magna Carta, mentioned in the Doomsday Book, Pembridge used to be a market town during mediaeval times. A village today, it still retains it’s charm, attractive buildings on every street and liveliness and is the crowning glory of north Herefordshire’s Black & White Village Trail! Ye Olde Steppes dates from the mid-16th century and was possibly a rectory until 1777. Now the steps lead from the market place into the churchyard. The church of St Mary is 14th century but contains 2 archways dating from the 12th century Norman era. Nearby is The Old Market Hall (an ancient pagoda-like building) which is again from the 16th century. Behind this structure is found The New Inn – ironically one of the oldest pubs in the county! This and the other pub here, The Red Lion, offer food and real ale. The Kings House was originally a pub (The Greyhound Inn) but is now a restaurant. Dunkertons Cider Shop is open every day too! 

comments (12)

Ces maisons anciennes sont très belles.
Bill Phillips: It is a lovely village Martine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 May 2019, 06:43
Oh yes delightful, a favourite part of the world for me. Weather permitting I will be revisiting the county during the coming week..
Bill Phillips: Always worth a visit
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 May 2019, 06:45
I like your montage very much - what a lovely, old village! The Old Market Hall is especially interesting!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Philine. Yes the market hall was very fine
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 12 May 2019, 07:45
Another people less theme
Bill Phillips: They just make the place untidy comrade
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 May 2019, 09:30
Ah... yes... I've had a couple of visits through there. I liked the metal "sheep' and the separate bell tower for the church. There's a fine teashop in the village, too.
Bill Phillips: Sadly we didn't get to investigate tea shops
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 May 2019, 11:15
Tiss a nice place, Squire.
Bill Phillips: You are not wrong Ray
Very charming Bill! I particularly like the bell ringers ropes pictured smile
Bill Phillips: Thank you Martin
What beautiful places to visit, we've only been to Herefordshire once, many years ago during the Foot and Mouth outbreak so one couldn't wander off the beaten track unfortunately. There is a village called East Bergholt in Suffolk with a belfry in the churchyard similar to this one, when I was a lad my dad and his colleagues, went there and rang the bells.
Bill Phillips: I don't know of another one like it in the part of the country Brian
Looks very interesting. I once lived near Leominster, Massachusetts.
Bill Phillips: did you pronounce it Leo minster or as we do Lemster?
Worth a visit!
Bill Phillips: It is Tom
i love these black and white buildings Bill... your collage shows of the village well done....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Herefordshire is noted for them Peter
been watching episodes of

Midsomers Murders
and
Foley's War

again

these remind me of scenes in both
Bill Phillips: Very English village Alan

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