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Dec
11
Mon
8:00 pm Parish Council Meeting @ Wigmore Village Hall
Parish Council Meeting @ Wigmore Village Hall
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Wigmore Group Parish Council The group parish council meets every 2nd Monday in the month (other than August) at Wigmore Village Hall. Why not come along and have your say about anything you would like to discuss about your village? The[...]
Jan
8
Mon
8:00 pm Parish Council Meeting @ Wigmore Village Hall
Parish Council Meeting @ Wigmore Village Hall
Jan 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Wigmore Group Parish Council The group parish council meets every 2nd Monday in the month (other than August) at Wigmore Village Hall. Why not come along and have your say about anything you would like to discuss about your village? The[...]
Feb
2
Fri
all-day Battle of Mortimer’s Cross Anniv...
Battle of Mortimer’s Cross Anniv...
Feb 2 all-day
Anniversary of the Wars of the Roses battle, fought in 1461 almost on our doorstep. The Mortimer’s Cross pub now stands roughly in the centre of what would have been the battlefield on that day.

History

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The immediate environment of the Mortimer Villages has seen a fascinating, sometimes mystical, often bloody and turbulent history. From ancient hill forts to the powerbase of the medieval Mortimer dynasty, from Roman legionaries to the industrial revolution every period of British history has made its mark on our area. From the Norman conquest through Barons’ rebellions, from the Wars of the Roses to the English Civil War the villages have seen the famous and the infamous come and go.

So this section of our website is dedicated to that history. Articles will be added over time and suggestions and contributions are welcomed via our Contact page.

  • A Bloody Heyday – the Mortimers and Wigmore Castle
  • Castles – Wigmore Castle and other castles in our area
  • Churches – the churches of the Mortimer Villages and other interesting churches our area
  • Wigmore History Trail – mapping the historic buildings in and around Wigmore village
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