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Holme Lacy, Saturday 11th February

A reconnaissance walk by Archenfield Archaeology around Holme Lacy began at Bower Farm; the original core and home farm of Holme Lacy College, part of the Pershore group of colleges.

   

Holme Lacy is the northernmost village in the study area. From here roads leads east and then south to Fownhope and Brockhampton and south to Bolstone and Ballingham.

 

Holme lacy still has some thatched timber framed houses

 

Holme Lacy School

 

To the north-east of the village the road to Fownhope and Mordiford drops down a steep scarp. This scarp as an ancient abandoned bank of the River Wye

   

To the east is the floodplain of the Wye

   

The Red Cliff. The river here is still visibly cutting into this old red sandstone cliff.

   

Where the slope isn't too steep it is covered with trees and undergrowth.

   

Looking back towards the previous viewpoint. The intervening public footpath is totally overgrown and impassable. The Wye floodplain in Hampton Bishop parish is on the left.

   

Heading back towards Holme Lacy along the old railway line. Trains from Hereford travelled in this direction.

   

The old goods platform at Holme Lacy

   

Looking back south towards Bower Farm from the lane to Holme Lacy Park.

   

Holme Lacy House - the largest Great House in Herefordshire

   

A little further on - the lake at Holme Lacy and Fownhope in the distance

   

Holme Lacy Park

   

In the middle distance is Ramsden Coppice - owned by the dean and chapter of Hereford Cathedral in the middle ages, its timber was used to repair their property.

The hill in the background is Dinedor, with its Iron Age hill-fort.

 

   
     
 

 

 

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