The Batemans were possibly the most important Shobdon family. Continue reading
Shobdon lies some seven miles from Leominster.
Shobdon Court was built in the early 18th century when it was bought from Robert Chaplin by Sir James Bateman, and was similar in design to Clarendon House in London; it was hugely improved in the mid 1800s, and then further altered towards the end of the 19th century. Continue reading
Perils of childbirth etc. Continue reading
The most amazing little church…..one is struck by the sheer fairy tale quality of the interior, although this description rather demeans the beauty Continue reading