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Grange Court is the last surviving market house known to be built by John Abel, a local master carpenter, in the year of 1633. The building originally stood at the top of Broad Street in Leominster and housed the weekly butter market, selling chickens, eggs, and butter. It was then known as the Butter Crosse. The building has had many different functions in its near 400-year life, and every new owner has adapted the building to make it fit for their purpose.
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The Priory Church of St Peter & St Paul
0.17km from Grange Court
The priory of St. Peter and St. Paul was established in the parish of St. Peter, Ipswich, for Austin canons about the end of the reign of Henry II. The building was constructed for a Benedictine Priory in about the 13th century, although there had been an Anglo-Saxon monastery in Leominster, possibly on the same site. In 1539 the east end of the church was destroyed along with most of the monastic buildings, but the main body of the church was preserved.
0.26km from Grange Court
Leominster Folk Museum is an independent, volunteer-run, museum in Leominster, Herefordshire, England. It tells the story of Leominster, its surrounding villages, and their people from pre-Roman times to the present day. The collection comprises artifacts, pictures, photographs, postcards, and documents, including an important collection of paintings and drawings by famous Leominster artist John Scarlett Davis.
Stockton Bury Gardens
2.74km from Grange Court
Stockton Bury Gardens is a renowned plantsman's garden with over four acres to enjoy. You will be amazed by the variety of plants and the artistic touches throughout. The four acres is split into separate garden offering formal and informal design. The gardens are the heart of a working farm that has been looked after by the same family for five generations.
National Trust - Berrington Hall
4.69km from Grange Court
Berrington Hall is one of the few masterpieces of the architect Henry Holland to survive intact, which was built Built in 1778-81 for Thomas Harley. A notable feature is the ha-ha wall, which was subject to extensive renovation in the late 20th century by local craftsmen. Berrington Pool, a lake and island, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Hampton Court Castle
6.91km from Grange Court
A beautiful 15th-century castle in Herefordshire with spectacular gardens and a famous maze, open for day visitors and weddings. It features a range of highly acclaimed gardens including numerous herbaceous borders, pleached avenues, kitchen gardens, island pavilions, canals and a 150-year old wisteria tunnel leading to expansive sweeping lawns and a play area.
Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum
7.6km from Grange Court
A wonderful place for a woodland walk surfaced paths run through the 47-acre Arboretum at the heart of the site which is decorated with cherry and magnolia blossom in spring and afire with rich autumn colors of maples and oaks in autumn. Queenswood is a fragment of the vast ancient oak wood that once stretched to the Welsh borders and beyond. It frequently reverted to the source of all estates, "the crown" intermittently, and changed its name from 'Kings Wood' to 'Queenswood' in the reign of Qu
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