Herefordshire is rich with glorious castles, some of which admittedly are in ruins, but Bollitree Castle cannot be counted among their number as it is more of a house masquerading as a castle; it never had anything to do with defence and was a mere folly which was added on to a Queen Anne mansion. The stable block however has always been considered to be rather splendid, and is now Grade 11 listed. Continue reading
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Believed to have been built in 1821 at Weston under Penyard by John Partridge, a wealthy land owner (in fact he owned a great deal of the village), Penyard House is in the Italian style and sits in 9 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland. Continue reading
The church of St. Lawrence dates from the 12th century, with rebuilding and additions in the 13th and 14th centuries. The original spire was badly damaged by lightning in 1750 so was dismantled, but the tower was restored in 1927. Continue reading
The small village of Weston Under Penyard is two miles east of Ross on Wye.