Bosbury is a small country village in Herefordshire, a county of England situated immediately beside the border with Wales. Just outside the eastern edge of the county are the famous Malvern Hills, which we can see from the village, and the county town of Hereford is sixteen miles to the west.
This is a farming area with apple and pear orchards, hop yards, potato fields and sheep and cattle pasture. In particular you will see the white and red-brown breed known as Hereford cattle which are famous worldwide. The village is in the valley of the tiny river Leadon (pronounced Lèd-un) and incidentally Bosbury is pronounced Bòz-buree. Many of the houses in the main street and the public house (once a coaching inn) are timber-framed with a black-and-white timber fronts. And many of these houses and old farmhouses have the status of UK Historic Listed Buildings.
My name is Barry Sharples and I lived in Bosbury for over 20 years and then moved to the market
town of Ledbury 5 miles away. I learned a lot about the village’s history in particular
working with the local history group, the Bosbury Chroniclers, and the Herefordshire branch of
the Victoria County History project. The information on this website has been assembled by a
number of people whose names you will find recorded on the various pages. Also many thanks to
many correspondents from all over the world who have helped me add to and amend the information
given on a number of subjects.
I must mention an excellent book entitled ‘Bosbury’ published by VCH in 2017 which is available from the Bell pub, local bookshops and online.
I hope you enjoy exploring the rich and varied strands of Bosbury’s history.
You can contact me at:
Barry Sharples, 2023.
PS I also have a personal Miscellany Website
covering many interests including plants, art, history, days & dates etc.
It also includes a puzzle website called the
Web Puzzle Compendium which contains hours of harmless fun for all ages. These are not games,
there are no time-limits or shoot-ups, sorry - the emphasis is on ingenuity and determination.
PPS As you explore you will discover that six historical typefaces are used in this website. And there are also six modern fonts used on the more recent history pages.
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