Birley, Herefordshire

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Birley
Herefordshire
The War Memorial and church, Birley - geograph.org.uk - 331779.jpg
Location
Grid reference: SO453533
Location: 52°10’33"N, 2°48’2"W
Data
Post town: Hereford
Postcode: HR4
Local Government
Council: Herefordshire

Birley is a tiny hamlet in Herefordshire, four miles south-west of Leominster, on the Honeylake Brook, a minor tributary of the River Arrow.

The parish church here is St Peter's, which dates back to the 12th century. It is a Grade-II listed building[1] and was the subject of restoration work in 2004, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is on Historic England's list of buildings at risk. [2]

Birley shares a civil parish ('Birley with Upper Hill') with a larger hamlet a mile to the east, Upper Hill. The 2011 census recorded a population of 339 in this parish.

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References

  1. National Heritage List England no. 1081970: Church of St Peter (Historic England)
  2. Birley, Herefordshire – Register of Heritage at Risk (Historic England)