Ledbury

Ledbury today is a popular tourist destination, with visitors appreciating the historic buildings aligning the High Street and surrounding roads.

Sometimes though, these historic (high)lights are hidden under a bushel – or in this case, pebble dashed render.  Here is 1 The Southend, then and now:

The Feathers Hotel, on the High Street in Ledbury, is a grade II* listed 16th century building, characterised by it’s black and white timber frontage.  It is a distinctive marker on the townscape of Ledbury and meant that when I spied this lovely old photo, I knew exactly where it was (which doesn’t happen very often!!)

In the right of the above photo, eagle-eyed viewers will be able to make out the distinctive Grade I listed Market Hall, built in 1653 and still regularly holding markets. This photo shows some of the exquisite detailing which makes the Market Hall so iconic:

If you are in Ledbury, one of your must see destinations is St Michael’s and All Angels Church, described by Pevsner as “the premier parish church of Herefordshire”. To reach the church, it is likely that you will walk down Church Lane, which has been unchanged for decades:

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