Leominster, Herefordshire.

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  Corn Square, Leominster, Herefordshire, England   Corn Square, Leominster.

A little east of High Street along either Corn Street or Victoria Street is Corn Square. This is a central point in Leominster and there is a market held here every Friday.

Leading away from Corn Square is Drapers Lane going north and School Lane going south. Both charming narrow lanes lined with ancient buildings from the 14th-16th centuries.

 

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  School Lane, Leominster, Herefordshire, England   School Lane, Leominster.

School Lane is another charming narrow lane showing some fine jettied timber-framed buildings on each side.

 

 

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  Leominster Priory, Leominster, Herefordshire, England   Leominster Priory, Leominster.

Archaeological investigations in the churchyard of this 13th century church located the position of the cloister although most of the stone had been stolen following the Dissolution. Discarded animal bones found on the site when carbon dated showed that the area was occupied as early as the 7th century.

 

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  Pembridge, Herefordshire, England   The Black & White Villages.

Leominster describes itself as the start of the Black & White Village Trail but you could, of course, start from anywhere. However Leominster is very much worth a look if you are in the area. This picture shows Pembridge; just one of the Black & White Villages.

 

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  Dutch Garden, Hampton Court Castle, Leominster, Herefordshire, England   The Dutch Garden, Hampton Court Castle.

Hampton Court Castle is a 15th century stately home in Hope under Dinmore near Leominster with highly regarded gardens which are definitely worth visiting even if you are not nearby.

 

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