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Stagg Inn, Titley (Geograph 958010).jpg
The Stagg Inn, Titley
Grid reference: SO331601
Location: 52°14’9"N, 2°58’47"W
Population: 167  (2001)
Post town: Kington
Postcode: HR5
Dialling code: 01544
Local Government
Council: Herefordshire

Titley is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire. It lies along the B4355 between Kington, Herefordshire and Presteigne, Radnorshire.

In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 167.

It is in the Wigmore Hundred. The Iron Age fort of Wapley camp lies nearby.

The village is recorded in the Domesday Book as Titelege, a name derived from Old English which apparently means "Tita's woodland clearing".[1]

St Peter's Church


The village of Titley has been occupied for over a thousand years and there is evidence of a pre-conquest priory in the village dedicated to a little-known Welsh saint which later became subordinate to the Tyrone Abbey in France.[2] Later King Henry V granted the priory to Winchester College.

Of the priory that once stood here, nothing remains apart from its moat.

Titley lies at the junction of two drover's roads and was used for the weighing of wool.


Titley's parish church, dedicated to Saint Peter was rebuilt in 1869. The Stagg Inn, known as The Balance until 1833, became in 2001 the first pub in the United Kingdom to be awarded a Michelin Star.[3]

Titley Junction railway station

Titley Junction

A mile-long section of the former Leominster and Kington Railway was reopened in 2005. Known as The Kingfisher Line, the section is privately owned and is open to the public only by prior arrangement.[4]


  1. Mills, A.D. and Room, A. A Dictionary of British Place-Names Oxford University Press
  2. Littlebury (1876-7). Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HEF/Titley/Gaz1868.html. 
  3. Dixon, Rachel (January 24, 2008). "Q&A: Michelin stars". London: The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/jan/24/foodanddrink.travelfoodanddrink. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  4. "The Kingfisher Line". Titley Junction Station. http://www.titleyjunctionstation.co.uk/pages/kingfisher_line.php. 
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