A nunnery in 660 A.D. it was rebuilt in the 12th century. The unique tower has work of early Norman, Transitional, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular periods. The reformation of 1539 led to partial destruction. Inside are many fine features including England's last used ducking stool and a beautiful 15th century chalice.

Grange Court is accessible from the Church Street entrance of Pinsley Road, Leominster. Herefordshire

The Leominster website is one of the top ranking websites about Leominster, and has been a top ranking Leominster website for years. Try searching four favourite search engine for "Leominster" and you will probably find www.leominster.co.uk in the number one position.

Leominster railway station has services to Manchester via Ludlow and to Cardiff via Hereford; links to London are achieved by changing at Hereford, for services via Worcester and Oxford, or at Newport, South Wales.

Royal Forest of Dean Tourist Information • Website Design • Internet Marketing • Search Website Hosting Services • Search Engine Submission • Photography • Domain Names

Leominster and its surrounding villages has a fascinating history.

The design, concept and content of the Leominster web site is the intellectual property of Commatic Limited (who also trade as Leominster Website Design) unless otherwise stated. No part of this web site, including images, graphics and text, may be reproduced or stored, in any manner, without permission

Would you like to be part of a friendly and active volunteer group?

Originally the Infirmary & Reredorter of the Benedictine Priory. As part of the once great monastic complex it still portrays the wealth and strength of the Church of those times.

One of the last ordeals by ducking stool took place in Leominster in 1809, with Jenny Pipes as the final incumbent.[9] The ducking stool is on public display in Leominster Priory; a mechanised depiction of it is featured on the town clock.[10]

Investigations to the north of the priory in 2005 located the position of the cloister, although most of the stone had been stolen following the Dissolution. Discarded animal bones found on the site when submitted to carbon dating showed that the area was occupied in the 7th century. This agrees with the date of 660 CE associated with the founding myth, which suggests a Christian community was established here by a monk, St. Edfrid, from Northumberland.

Manager, Richard Pinder, Tel: 01386 711518  E-Mail: webmaster@royalforestofdean.info Contact Us    About Us    Media and Press    Advertising Opportunities News and Helpful Information for Advertisers     RoyalForestofDean.Info   

In the town you will find a wide variety of shops, cafes, pubs and antique shops, making Leominster the ideal place to spend a lazy afternoon strolling around in the pleasant surroundings of this historic wool town.

2016 Opening Dates: Sat. March 26th to Sat. October 29th Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm | Sat 10am - 1pm ADMISSION FREE

Do you enjoy talking to people? Do you have an interest in Leominster’s history, or community life? Would you like to meet more people, and be part of a supportive and friendly team? If you can spare a weekly morning or afternoon to help us welcome visitors to Grange Court, we would love to hear from you! We especially need volunteers to enable us to open on Saturdays.

Upcoming Events  |  Latest News  |  Twitter

Available for lease are our new and high specification offices. Most are 15 m2 with plenty of room for 3 people.   All open out onto a lovely walled garden and are only 2 minutes’ walk from Corn Square. With free on-site car parking for employees. Contact Ian Doody on 01568 737980

The Leominster web site has a database of events in and around Leominster. If you're organising an event in the Leominster area you can submit it to the Leominster Events Diary here.

Choose from over 300 Places to Stay in theRoyal Forest of Dean Herefordshire and Monmouthshire

A Tudor house lies behind 1850 Gothic exterior. Once Safferton House and renamed after John Dutton, 6 times MP for Leominster, who acquired it in 1670. Opposed to Catholic King James II he was tried for treason in 1684 and fined £10,000. He hid in a secret chamber within the existing Tudor fireplace.

According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a raid by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn on Leominster in 1052 resulted in the Battle of Llanllieni, between the Welsh and a combined force of Normans and English Saxons.[4]

Leominster Museum CIO, 16 Etnam Street, Leominster, HR6 8AQRegistered incorporated charity no. 1162600 Tel: 01568 615186 Email: Please use contact page Twitter: @leomuseum Privacy Policy Website design by Orphans

During the Early Middle Ages, Leominster was home to Æthelmod of Leominster, an English saint known to history mainly through the hagiography of the Secgan Manuscript.[3] He is reputedly buried in Leominster.

The 4-mile (6.4 km) A49 £9 million bypass opened in November 1988. The town also has a bus station linking it to Hereford and a number of nearby towns and villages.

Leominster (pronounced 'Lemster') is an historic market town of approx. 11,000 people in Herefordshire which dates back to the 7th century.

Leominster Household Recycling Centre ClosureLeominster household recycling centre will be closed on Sat 10th September for road improvements. For alternatives check https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/recycling-and-waste...[more] Posted: 01/09/2016 12:14:10

On this Leominster website you will find lots of local information such as places to stay, places to eat & drink, Leominster attractions and attractions in the local Herefordshire area. We aim to promote the businesses of Leominster and attract visitors to the town as well as provide useful information to the people who live in Leominster.

Built in 1284, this chapel was later dedicated to Thomas a Becket. It contains some fine medieval roof timbers. In the 19th Century it served as a rather unlikely music hall for the town. 7. The Three Horseshoes Situated in Corn Square market place, this plain timbered building combines with the gift shop across School lane in a perfect medieval flavour.

Henry II bestowed the minster and its estates on Reading Abbey, which founded a priory at Leominster in 1121, although there was one here from Saxon times.[5] Its Priory Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, which now serves as the parish church, is the remaining part of this 12th-century Benedictine monastery. Quatrefoil piers were inserted between 1872–79 by Sir George Gilbert Scott.[6]


The museum archive is available for research purposes, and the museum has education as the core of its activities.

Please contact Hannah Vernon Pip Westwood or Ian Doody 01568 737980 for more details.

The charming town of Leominster has much to offer the visitor. Famous for its many antique shops, medieval streets and alleys, cafes and specialist shops, the town has a popular busy market every Friday in the Corn square and Farmers Market twice a month. Regular antique auctions are held at Brightwells. Leominster's Priory Church towers above this delightful market town and is famed for its 45-foot perpendicular window and ducking stool.

Founded in 1735 for 'four decayed widows" this unusually decorated building has on its face a foundation plaque and a whimsical figure of an axeman with lines "He that give away all before he is dead, let them take this hatchet and knock him on ye head".

Annual Canvass85,000 Herefordshire households have now started receiving Household Enquiry Forms to ensure the new Electoral Register, published in February 2017, is up to date. The Register is used by companie...[more] Posted: 15/09/2016 13:13:23

Looking along the narrow street the typically medieval steep roofs and deep jetties, hidden when walking along the street itself, can be seen to advantage. The town retains much of its ancient road patterns and purity of character.

We are looking for volunteers to man our Reception Desk for three or four hours each week.  This generally involves welcoming people through the door and ensuring they have an enjoyable visit!  If you have an interest in local history or just enjoy meeting people, we’d love to hear from you. 

The town takes its name from a minster, that is a community of clergy in the district of Lene or Leon, probably in turn from an Old Welsh root lei to flow.[2] Contrary to certain reports, the name has nothing to do with Leofric, an 11th-century Earl of Mercia (most famous for being the miserly husband of Lady Godiva). The Welsh name for Leominster, still used today by a few on the Welsh side of the nearby border, is Llanllieni.

We're taking part in the nation's biggest heritage festival!

From 1974 to 1996, Leominster served as the administrative centre for the former local government district of Leominster District.

Leominster is also the historical home of Ryeland sheep, a breed once famed for its "Lemster" [sic] wool, known as 'Lemster ore'. This wool was prized above all other English wool in trade with the continent of Europe in the Middle Ages. It was the income and prosperity from this wool trade that established the town and the minster and attracted the envy of the Welsh and other regions.[citation needed]