Hampton Bishop

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St Andrew's church

Hampton Bishop is a village and civil parish south-east of Hereford, in Herefordshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 505;[1] the village itself is on a wedge between the River Wye and the River Lugg, not far from where the River Frome meets the Lugg.

The picturesque half-timbered 12th-century Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Andrew and is a Grade I listed building.[2]

The local pub, the "Bunch of Carrots", is located in the centre of the village, on the B4224 road, next to a meander in the River Wye. According to David Rothwell's The Dictionary of Pub Names, the name is derived from a curiously shaped rock formation on the river, visible when the water level is low.[3]

A pair of European bee-eaters made a nesting attempt here in 2005 (see Bee-eaters in Britain).[4][5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Church of St Andrew, Hampton Bishop". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Britain's strangest pub names". The Daily Telegraph. 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Articles: Breeding Bee-eaters in Herefordshire". www.birdguides.com. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  5. ^ "BBC NEWS - UK - England - Hereford/Worcs - Twitchers flock to see bee-eaters". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 30 June 2017.

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Coordinates: 52°02′20″N 2°38′38″W / 52.039°N 2.644°W / 52.039; -2.644