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St Andrew's Church, Adforton
Grid reference: SO40417114
Location: 52°20’2"N, 2°52’44"W
Population: 128  (2011)
Post town: Craven Arms
Postcode: SY7
Dialling code: 01547
Local Government
Council: Herefordshire

Adforton is a small village in northern Herefordshire, sitting to the north of Wigmore and close to the borders both of Radnorshire and Shropshire.

The village is surrounded by the broad fields of its farms, and more prosaically stands beside the A4110 road, twenty-two miles north of the county town, Hereford.

Adforton has a church which serves also as a community hall.

The 2011 census recorded a population of 128.


In 1870–72, Adforton was described as

a township with Stanway, Paytoe, and Grange, in the parish of Leintwardine, in Hereford 2 miles north west of Wigmore with a population of 250 people and 57 houses within the area,
—Wilson, John Marius: Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (A. Fullerton & Co., 1870)[1]


Frequent envents in the parish include guided walks and village fetes.

  • Local history: Local hisotyr clubs give talks
  • Music:
    • Open mic events are regularly put on in pubs
    • Classical music concerts in the church
  • Cycling
  • Challenge events
  • Orienteering

The tourism industry benefits here and as a result a number of high quality holiday accommodations are available such as inns, cottages and bed and breakfast facilities that attract a lot of attention from visitors.[2]

About the village

St Andrews Church was designed and built in 1874 by an architect called J Gilmore. Until this Church was built there was only one other in Adforton, which was the Primitive Methodist Chapel built in 1863.

The Royal George Inn is the only public house left in the village. It dates as far back as 1723, and tradition has it that the timbers used for construction, were taken from the ship 'The Royal George', giving the inn its name. However sober fact records that the ship went down all hands off Spithead on 29 August 1782, long after the pub was built.[3] [4] [5]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Adforton)