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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  High Street, Leominster, Herefordshire, England   High Street, Leominster.

High Street runs directly north - south and includes a great variety of independant shops.

his picture may give you a clue as to why Leominster is the traditional starting point of the 'Black & White Village Trail'.

 

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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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  Grange Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, England   Grange Court, Leominster.

Built in 1633 in Broad Street Grange Court was originally the Town Hall and at that time the lower storey was open. By the middle of the 19th centuary it was decided that it was too much of a hazard to traffic and was dismantled and stored.

In 1859 it was bought and re-erected in the park known as The Grange and the lower arches were enclosed. It has remained there until the present time.

 

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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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