Orleton is a very pretty, and quite large village situated between Ludlow and Leominster.

Orleton was the birthplace of Adam de Orleton, Bishop of Hereford who attained great literary acclaim.  He was appointed ambassador to Philip, King of France and he became his great favourite.

Due to his interest with the Pope, Adam de Orleton translated to the see of Winchester from Hereford, Worcester and Winchester, much against the wishes of his own sovereign.

Adam de Orleton died at his palace of Farnham in 1345 and was buried in Winchester Cathedral.

Churches of Orleton

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Buildings of Orleton

  • Orleton Manor - History

    Orleton Manor was built in the 16th century, and underwent some alterations in the mid 1800s followed by restoration in the late 20th century.

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