Pipe Aston

A North Herefordshire Jewel


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Our small village nestles in beautiful rural countryside in north Herefordshire, surrounded on three sides by Mortimer Forest, with open farmland to the western side.



The ancient settlement has two motte-and-baileys – one in good condition and one a ruin. The village church dates from Norman times, probably the 12th Century. In the 18th Century Aston built a rural industry of making clay pipes, from which the prefix “Pipe” came.



After a week of shivering under a not-so-duvet-like blanket of snow, temperatures are set to rise again in time for Christmas. It was ever so pretty while it lasted, but we're happy that green fields can finally be seen again. If only ALL of us could have decamped to Sri Lanka.




The parish has a population of 23 adults, with a total of ten houses (including two rental cottages) and a barn conversion of seven dwellings. There’s no shop, public house or village hall. The village has one farm, and is surrounded by farmed land, mainly sheep and cattle on pasture.

If you’d like to make a financial contribution to help with the cost of running repairs and general upkeep of our church, you can do so by donating here. Thank you.

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