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County - Worcestershire | Map
Tel code: 01886 | code search
Postcode: WR6 | code search
Population: 100
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Three miles south-east, down the old turnpike road from Bromyard to Malvern, lies the village of Stanford Bishop that, until recent times, was chiefly an agricultural community, the fine loamy soil is ideal for crop and fruit growing. As the village`s suffix implies the lands were under control of the Bishops of Hereford; the "Stanford" is thought to indicate a Stoney Ford. The Church of St.James, set a little away from the village, sits on a small hilltop it`s circular churchyard surrounded by a bank and ditch - possibly the site of a fortified neolithic homestead? or the site of a stone circle? - a standing stone can also be seen by the churchyard gate. The church itself dates from the 13th century and has an aisless nave, chancel and west tower capped with a pyramid roof. The church was restored in 1884/5, during the restoration a chair was found in the tower that was believed to be the one used by St.Augustine when he met the Welsh Bishops in 600 AD, but is now thought to date no earlier than the mid 18th century. Many of the houses have an ancient lineage; Stanford Court was the seat of the Lords of the Manor, it was originally a 14th century moated manor house but was re-built - on a slightly different alignment - in the 18th century; the Leys dates from the 17th century; Silkcroft also dates from the 17th century. This is a timeless rural landscape that has managed to retain it`s unspoilt, tranquil atmosphere.

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Crown & Sceptre (2.28 miles)

Crown & Sceptre

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** UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT ** Following an extensive refurbishment, The Crown & Sceptre now offers traditional pub food in comfortable family orientated surroundings. With Real Ales, an enclosed child friendly garden and ... More

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The Hop Pole Hotel (2.32 miles)

The Hop Pole Hotel
Historic building in the market town of Bromyard, the Hop Pole Hotel is situated on the market square. There is always a warm and friendly welcome at the pub which is inside the hotel. Fresh ... More | visit website
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Falcon Hotel (2.33 miles)

Falcon Hotel

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Situated in the centre of Bromyard and easily accessible from the A44, this cosy hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a pleasant setting, one that is rich in history and character. The 2-star ... More

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Bay Horse (2.38 miles)

Bay Horse

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A traditional 17th century timber framed inn offering quality accommodation, food & drink in a friendly atmosphere. All our rooms have ... More

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Chase Inn (2.51 miles)

Chase Inn
Set within the picturesque country village of Bishop’s Frome, this bed and breakfast serves award-winning real ales in its pub. Free private parking is provided and each en suite room has free Wi-Fi access. Worcester ... More | visit website
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Majors Arms (2.96 miles)

Majors Arms
The Majors Arms is a quiet country pub offering well appointed bed and breakfast accommodation. Situated on the rural Herefordshire Worcestershire border it is within easy reach of Hereford, Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Ledbury, Malvern and ... More | visit website
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National Trust Cottages (3.05 miles)

National Trust Cottages

This fine 18th-century brick built house stands in a wonderful position on the Brockhampton estate and still has the former hop kilns in place. The Oast House is full of character, has masses of room ... More

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The Old Rectory (4.44 miles)

The Old Rectory
The The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast in Cradley near Malvern is particularly well suited for complete relaxation. Large open fires are always lit and the house is adorned with fresh flowers. It could be ... More | visit website
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Chirkenhill Farm Bed and Breakfast (5.68 miles)

Chirkenhill Farm Bed and Breakfast

Quality B&B accommodation offered in our lovely Regency Farmhouse in one of the most beautiful parts of Worcestershire close to the Malvern Hills and the historic City of Worcester. Comfortable ensuite bedrooms, full English breakfast ... More | visit website

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The Corn Mill (5.83 miles)

The Corn Mill

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Set on one of the last remaining hop farms in England, this newly converted, charming and luxurious cottage enjoys lovely walks from the door and views over ... More

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