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Battle of Mortimer's Cross 1461 Candlemas Day

Commemoration of Battle of Mortimer's Cross - 556th Anniversary

Dates: 02/02/2018 - 02/02/2018

Pipe Aston - Clay Pipes & Norman Church

Norman Church Shropshire/Herefordshire borders

The ancient settlement has two motte-and-baileys – one in good condition and one a ruin. The village church dates from Norman times, probably the 12th Century. In the 18th century Aston built a rural industry of making clay pipes, from which the prefix “Pipe” came.  For details see the Pipe Aston village website

Top things to do & see 

  • Pipe Aston church – Norman gem, with wall painting impressive Tympanum
  • Mortimer Forest – walks, Geology trail, orienteering route
  • Riding stables – North Farm on Ludlow side of forest
  • All ability trail at High Vinnalls car park
  • Occasional Clay pipe archeology open days

Accommodation near Pipe Aston

Old Downton Lodge - restaurant with rooms, bed & breakfast

Marlbrook Hall - farmhouse bed & breakfast

camping at Monstay Farm

Food

Old Downton Lodge Restaurant

also food at Wigmore and Leintwardine


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Norman Church Shropshire/Herefordshire borders Pipe Aston Norman Church Interior Wall paintings at Pipe Aston

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