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Leintwardine, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Leintwardine, a village, a township, and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands at the confluence of the rivers Teme and Clun, 1 mile from the boundary with Salop, 3 miles SE of Hopton Heath station on the Central Wales branch of the L. & N.W.R., and 9 W of Ludlow. It is a favourite resort of anglers, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.), and a pleasure fair on 7 May. It was the Roman station Bravinium; the course of the vallum can be distinctly traced, and Roman remains have been found. Tliere is a reading-room in the village. The township includes the village, and extends beyond it. The parish contains also the townships of Brakes, Kiuton, Heath and Jay, Marlow, Trippleton and Whitton, Walford, Letton and Newton, Adforton, Stanway, Paytoe, and Grange. Acreage, 8822; population, 1471. The manor belonged anciently to the Mortimers, and passed to the Harleys. Heath House and Stormer Hall are the chief residences. The N section consists largely of the ancient forest of Mock-tree, which was long ago disafforested. A Roman camp, called Brandon Camp, with a single ditch and rampart, is about a mile from the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £303 with residence. The church is ancient and large, was given by Hugh de Mortimer to Wigmore Abbey, and underwent restoration in 1865. Some oak carving of the 15th century, and a number of encaustic tiles bearing the arms of the Mortimers, were discovered in the church during its restoration. There is a mission church at Adforton, and there are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels at Leintwardine, and a Primitive Methodist chapel at Adforton.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHerefordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishLeintwardine St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionLudlow 

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Land and Property

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtSY7