The village of Blakemere is tiny, and lies about half way between Hereford and Hay on Wye. Some of the few houses date back to the sixteenth century and even earlier in some cases and all in all it is a delightful hamlet.
One claim to fame for Blakemere was an exceptionally large turnip, grown in 1844 by John Matthews on his farm, which grew to an amazing diameter of sixteen inches.
Churches of Blakemere
- St. Leonard's Church - Blakemere
This church is in a glorious position close to the village green, with superb views. St. Leonard is the patron saint of prisoners, women in labour and the sick.Read More >