Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8AR
Date of visit: 10th June 2021
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leominster is a market and minster town in Herefordshire, England, at the confluence of the River Lugg and its tributary the River Kenwater 12 miles (19 km) north of Hereford and 7 miles south of Ludlow in Shropshire. With a population of 11,700, Leominster is the largest of the five towns (Leominster, Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Bromyard and Kington) in the county.
The town takes its name from the English word minster, meaning a community of clergy and the original Celtic name for the district Leon or Lene, probably in turn from an Old Welsh root lei to flow. The Welsh name for Leominster is Llanllieni. with Llan suggesting a possible Celtic origin to the town’s religious community.
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).
Listed Status Historic England Reference 1270274 listed 11/10/1989
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Location – Northing & Westing 52°13’31.3″N 2°43’52.7″W
Location – Plus code: 9C4V67G9+4F
Location – what3words: coil.unhappily.poorly
Location – Grid Reference SO 50144 58824
Location – OS X & Y: 258824, 350144
Location – Latitude & Longitude: 52.225353, -2.731303
Location – UK Postcode:. HR6 8AR