Help needed for new Mortimer Country History Trail

‘Explore Mortimer Country History’   Trail Proposal

Explore These 10 Historic Villages and Towns

It is proposed to set up a Trail in ‘Mortimer Country’, that involves ten villages / towns, ten churches, and ten sites that refer to Mortimer history. It could be promoted as a trail of significant interest, that would attract local and regional visitors who are interested in beautiful villages, churches and medieval history. The theme embracing these would be the colourful history of the Mortimer family.

We need the help of 2 or 3 people in each village / town with an enthusiasm for promoting their village, and with an interest in their church and history. They would work with John Grove, founder of the Mortimer History Society, in acting as coordinator for the village and promoting the Trail. In particular we would like a short article (one side of A4) with a brief description of the village – the church – the history including any Mortimer reference, and the pubs- eateries John would be willing to advise on the possible content of such an article.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact John Grove. He is also available to speak to local groups and societies on a range of topics to do with Mortimer history.

We look forward to hearing from you.

John Grove   September 2014
9 Preston Brook Close,  Ledbury,   HR8 2FL
01531 631575

Mortimer Country History Trail Leaflet  

1. Ludlow – Ludlow Castle, Mortimer additions, St. Marys Chapel, St. Lawrence’s Church
2. Wigmore – Castle, Mortimer occupancy. St. James Church; St. Giles, Pipe Aston
3. Brampton Bryan – Castle, St. Barnabus, Harley history
4. Leintwardine – St. Mary Magdalene,  Mortimer chapel, Furnishings from Wigmore Abbey
5. Orleton – St. Georges’ church,  Mortimer links, Richard’s Castle. St. Bartholomew, Castle
6. Kingsland – St.Michael’s and All Angels, Battle of Mortimer’s Cross
7. Shobdon – St. Johns, Shobdon arches and Herefordshire sculptors
8.  Lingen – St. Michael, Castle site, Limebrook Prioy ruins
9. Pembridge – St. Marys, Mortimer links, and castle site
10. Presteigne – St. Andrews,  Mortimer links, shield, chapel. Stapleton Castle