Parishes in the LOWV project area:
    Brampton Abbotts
    Holme Lacy
    How Caple
    Kings Caple



The Wye


Please note: this site is now frozen. It remains readable but since the Project is closed, it will not be developed further. Please see the sponsoring body, the River Wye Preservation Trust for more information.

The three year project brought together an enthusiastic group of volunteers who were advised and trained by experts in archaeology, local history and landscape analysis. A wide range  of traditional and modern methods were utilised from simple field walking to the latest geophysics, from local history research to deciphering Latin manuscripts and from oral history to aerial photography. Previously unknown sites were investigated, recently sourced archives and maps were digitally recorded and comprehensive surveys were undertaken which led to new discoveries and a better understanding of the process of change from the remote past to the present day. The book about the project  was published in October 2008:

Landscape Origins of the Wye Valley Edited by Heather Hurley Published by The River Wye Preservation Trust in association with Logaston Press 2008. 264pp 20.4 x 26 cm. Portrait. 330 mainly colour illustrations

15 paperback ISBN: 978 1904396 97 0. Available from Ross Books, Ross Old Books, Ross Heritage Centre, West End Stores, Applestore Gallery,  Heather Hurley, and the RWPT.


For more information see our news page.

Recent events:

Click above for recent events
Past events:

Click to view some of the  events which ran during the previous three years of the project

A pickled asparagus recipe from Mary Garrett

The settlements in the area are only rarely related to the parishes. Click to view information on settlement patterns and types.

maintained by the RWPT


This project was part-financed by the European Union (EAGGF) and DEFRA through the Herefordshire Rivers LEADER+ Programme.