Come for a day, a weekend or longer. Weobley is a great place to base...read more
Come for a day, a weekend or longer. Weobley is a great place to base your visit to Herefordshire. Visit the village of Weobley and explore the easy heritage trail that will explain much about the way life was lived in earlier times. Learn about the architectural features that will take you back to when the market traders displayed their wares on boards outside the shops and served customers through the unglazed windows. See the house where King Charles I stayed on September 5th 1645, the day after his army had relieved Hereford from Cromwell’s troops. Later that year he lost it to the impressive Col. Birch, immortalised in Weobley’s Parish Church. See the small house tucked away behind the Red Lion which is all that remains of a medieval hall house and reputed to be the oldest cottage in England. You can see that the timber work is made largely of one huge oak tree cut through the middle. It is a cruck frame. It is one of two such structures in Weobley. Crucks were made by sawyers who selected an oak tree where the trunk meets a large branch and cut it in half over a saw pit with a double handed saw. The sawyer on the top of the trunk was called the ‘top dog’ and the one in the pit, getting covered in sawdust, was called the ‘underdog’; hence the terms we use today. There is plenty to capture the foodies imagination too with great places to eat in Weobley. Set your Satnav for HR4 8SN and have a great day out in this beautiful medieval village. Allow time to visit the beautiful church while here.