Breinton lies just a couple of miles west of Hereford, but despite being so close to the city it is gloriously peaceful and rural.
Scuffles and Accidents at Breinton Continue reading
An ancestor of Captain Rudhall Booth was Bishop Booth of Hereford. Continue reading
Dr. Henry Graves Bull founded the British Mycological Society (the study of fungi), Continue reading
In 1785, a Glaswegian by the name of John Cranston developed huge nurseries in the Breinton parish and one of his sons, James, was responsible for planting most of the Cedar trees around Hereford. Both men are buried under a Cedar of Lebanon tree planted by James in the churchyard and the name of Cranston lives on in the shape of an onion – Cranston’s Excelsior – which was named in their honour.
St. Michael’s is a delightful church, steeped in history which starts in the 12th century. It underwent complete restoration in the latter part of the 19th century. Continue reading
The du Buisson family feature large in the history of this parish Continue reading