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
- St. George's Church - Orleton
The charming church of St. George is right in the village itself, rather than some distance away as is typical for many Herefordshire churches.Read More >
News from the Past Orleton
- Orleton News from the past
Drunkenness, new school room and the Shrewsbury & Hereford Railway CompanyRead More >