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Historic Buildings of Herefordshire, England

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Historic Buildings of Herefordshire


Image right - Hellens Manor, also known as Hellens House or simply Hellens and located in the village of Much Marcle in Herefordshire

Image Geograph © Copyright Bob Embleton and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence

The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Herefordshire, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up.

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Historic houses in alphabetical order

Including Castles, Abbeys, Priories, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest.

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● Abbey Dore Court


● Berrington Hall

● Brockhampton Estate

● Burghill Manor

● Burton Court


Clifford Castle was an early motte and bailey castle built on a cliff overlooking a ford on the River Wye in 1070 by William Fitzpond to provide protection for a planned Norman settlement above the River Wye. It has a wooden 13th century effigy of what appears to be a clerical figure. It has been said to resemble another effigy, of Bishop Peter of Aigueblanche, in Hereford Cathedral. In the Domesday Survey the settlement was recorded as Cliford. Maps from three centuries later show Herefordshire having three significant settlements; Hereford, Wigmore and Clifford. The position of the castle adjacent to the River Wye enabled the seasonal flooding of the river to fill the flood plain around the castle, forming a shallow lake or marsh with the assistance of a dam on the western or upstream side of the site. William fitz Osbern occupied the castle before his death in 1071. When his heir Roger de Breteuil, 2nd Earl of Hereford forfeited his lands for rebellion against the King in 1075, the castle was granted to Ralph Tosny who held it directly from the Crown. From Ralph, it passed to his son-in-law Richard des Ponts (more correctly Richard Fitz Pons). Richard's son Walter Fitz Richard later took the name of Walter de Clifford after he seized the castle from its Tosny overlord before 1162. Much of the stone castle would seem to have been built before 1162 as it much resembles the Tosny Conches Castle in Normandy. Today the motte is crowned by a cluster of D-shaped towers probably built by Walter Clifford (d. 1268) in the 1220s.

● Croft Castle

● Cwm


● Dinmore Manor

● Dippersmoor Manor

● Docklow Manor

● Downton Castle



Eastnor Castle

Images: Left by Francis Orpen Morris - A series of picturesque views of seats of the noblemen and gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland. With descriptive and historical letterpress (1880) - Vol.4, Public Domain, Wki Right: Geograph © Copyright Philip Halling and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.

Eastnor Castle is a mock castle which was built between 1811-20 to a design by Robert Smirke for the 2nd Baron Somers. The building is Grade I listed. The castle is available as a wedding venue and has been featured in a number of films and television series.

● Eardisley Park

● Eye Manor



● Ganarew Manor House


Hellens Manor, also known as Hellens House or simply Hellens and located in the village of Much Marcle in Herefordshire is one of the oldest dwellings in England, primarily composed of Tudor, Jacobean, and Georgian architecture, but the foundations date from the 12th century, with some elements older still. Earl Harold Godwinson, King of England was Lord of Merkelan, (Much Marcle) which included Hellens, from 1057 until his death as king at the battle of Hastings. Thereafter William the Conqueror gave the manor to his Standard Bearer Walter de Lacey. He awarded the Tythes to the monastic houses of Sainte Marie de Cormeilles and to Sainte Marie de Lyre in France.

● Hampton Court

● Harewood Park

● Hill Court Manor




● Kentchurch Court

● Kingston Manor

● Kinnersley Castle


Linton Manor, Bromyard - where Aline Aliva Bassett died in 1281

● Llanrothal Court

● Lower Brockhampton House


● Moccas Court







● Stoke Edith House (ruined)


// The Ley , Weobley 16th Century Manor house dating from 1589. Now two houses. Built in 1589 for James Bridges, with some late C19 and late C20 restoration.

Image Geograph © Copyright Philip Pankhurst and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence



● Whitbourne Hall

● Wilts Knill Court

● Wyastone Leys


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