The historic market town of Leominster dates back to the 7th century and lies some 13 miles north of Hereford. In the 15th and 16th centuries the wool and leather trades were thriving in the town, and later, in the 18th century, it became an important glove making town. Unfortunately, this trade dwindled in the 19th century but eventually the town reinvented itself by providing agricultural machinery and other goods for the surrounding farming community.

Churches of Leominster

  • St. Peter & St. Paul Priory - Leominster

    Henry I established  a Benedictine Priory  on this site, but  Henry VIIIs suppression of the Monasteries put paid to this although the church remains.    On one of the inside walls are the fascinating remains of a 13th century ‘Wheel of Life’ mural.

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Buildings in Leominster

  • Prisons

    Leominster had at least two prisons in the past.

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  • Leominster Union Workhouse

    The Priory, Leominster

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  • Berrington Hall History

    Thomas Harley, a man who had made a fortune supplying the British army, decided that he needed a house to reflect his wealth and standing; he first employed Capability Brown who chose the ideal location for what was to become Berrington Hall – one which would afford wonderful views across to the Black Mountains in Wales as well as swathes of Herefordshire countryside.

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News from the Past Leominster