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Eardisland Village scene (geograph 945126).jpg
Grid reference: SO418585
Location: 52°13’19"N, 2°51’7"W
Population: 502  (2001)
Post town: Leominster
Postcode: HR6
Dialling code: 01544
Local Government
Council: Herefordshire
North Herefordshire
Website: Eardisland Community

Eardisland is a village on the River Arrow in Herefordshire, about five miles west of Leominster. The wider parish includes the hamlets of Upper Hardwick, Lower Hardwick and Lower Burton.

Eardisland is part of The Black and White Village Trail, which explores the villages of half-timbered, black and white houses to be found in this area of northern Herefordshire. The parish is characterised by rolling arable and pastoral farmland and ancient apple and cider apple orchards.

The A44 Oxford to Aberystwyth road bypasses to the south of Eardisland, and formerly ran through the village centre, crossing the River Arrow there. To the east the A4110 runs north/south, a little to the east of the course of the Watling Street, a Roman road which here marks the eastern boundary of the parish.

Parish church

The parish church of St Mary the Virgin has an early 13th-century nave, two early 14th-century tomb recesses and a 14th-century porch.[1]

The architect Henry Curzon substantially renewed the building in 1864.[1]

Eardisland motte

About the village

Just north of the church is the overgrown motte of Eardisland Castle, surrounded by a moat.

Eardisland has a 17th-century dovecote,[2] two public houses, tea rooms and a restored AA box which is the oldest in England. On 1 May 2010 a community shop was opened on the ground floor of the 17th-century dovecote, staffed and run by volunteers.

Burton Court, about a mile south of Eardisland, includes an early 14th-century hall.[2] Much of the remainder of the house was added in the 18th century.[2] The architect Clough Williams-Ellis added the Tudor Revival front in 1912.[2]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Eardisland)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pevsner, 1963, page 119
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Pevsner, 1963, page 120