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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[...]
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8:00 pm Parish Council Meeting @ Wigmore Village Hall
Parish Council Meeting @ Wigmore Village Hall
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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[...]
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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.

Pipe Aston

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The parish has a population of 23 adults, with a total of ten houses and a barn conversion of seven dwellings. There’s no shop, public house or village hall but the village church dates from Norman times, probably the 12th Century and is one of the prettiest small churches in the area. The village has one farm, and is surrounded by farmed land, mainly sheep and cattle on pasture.

The ancient settlement has two motte-and-baileys – one in good condition and one a ruin. In the 18th century Aston built a rural industry of making clay pipes, from which the prefix “Pipe” came.

For more information, visit the village’s own website here.

 

 

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