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Mortimer History Society

On the Trail of the Mortimers published 2016

News

Judges Lodging museum Celebrates Welsh Government ...

Judges Lodging museum in Presteigne Celebrates Welsh Government support,; new displays and new summer trails

Date Posted: 31/07/2018

Events

Battle of Mortimer's Cross 1461 Candlemas Day

Commemoration of Battle of Mortimer's Cross - 557th Anniversary

Dates: 02/02/2019 - 02/02/2019

Burrington - Cast iron gravestones

Burrington Church, north Herefordshire

This group of hamlets, in the Teme Valley, shelter in the lee of Mortimer Forest in Northern Herefordshire between Ludlow and Wigmore.  They were all originally part of the Downton Castle estate and many of the points of interest  are tied to the history of the Downton Estate, which was once a major produce of iron - with great forges at Bringewood, and Mortimer Forest, managed to  provide the forge with the fuel it needed.

 

Top things to do & see 

  • Hire a bike at Wheely Wonderful Cycling
  • Unique cast iron gravestones at Burrington Church
  • Fine bridges at Burrington & Downton
  • Mortimer Forest – walks, Geology trail, orienteering route

Accommodation in Burrington

Marlbrook Hall - farmhouse bed & breakfast

Old Downton Lodge - restaurant with rooms

The Old Granary Self Catering at Elton

camping at Monstay Farm

Food

Closest Wigmore and Leintwardine


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Burrington Church, north Herefordshire

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