Titley, Herefordshire


Titley is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England. It lies on the B4355 between Kington and Presteigne.

Titley

St Peter's Church, Titley
Titley
Location within Herefordshire
Population261 (2011 Census)
Unitary authority
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKington
Postcode districtHR5
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Herefordshire
52°14′N 2°59′W

In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 167,[1] increasing to 261 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The name, recorded in the Domesday Book as Titelege, is Old English and apparently means "woodland clearing of a man called Titta".[3]

History


The village of Titley has been occupied for over a thousand years and there is evidence of a pre-conquest priory in the village originally dedicated to an obscure Welsh saint and later subordinate to the abbey of Tiron in France.[4]

Titley lies at the junction of two drovers' roads and a local pub was, at one time, used for the weighing of wool.[5]

Buildings


Titley's parish church, dedicated to Saint Peter was rebuilt in 1869. The Stagg Inn, known as The Balance until 1833, became in 2001 the first pub in the United Kingdom to be awarded a Michelin Star.[6]

Eywood House was built just west of the village in 1705. A landscaped park was laid out around the house, and an existing kettle lake, Titley Pool, was enlarged. The house was demolished in 1958.[7] Titley Pool is now a nature reserve.[8]

Titley village hall is situated directly behind The Stagg Inn and is available for hire, as well as being regularly used by the parish council and other local organisations such as the WI, Scouts & Brownies, garden and bowls clubs.

Titley Junction railway station


A mile-long section of the former Leominster and Kington Railway was reopened in 2005. Known as The Kingfisher Line, the section is privately owned and is open to the public only by prior arrangement.[9]

References


  1. Neighbourhood Statistics. "ONS Census 2001 Neighbourhood Statistics". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-30.
  2. "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  3. Mills, A.D. and Room, A. A Dictionary of British Place-Names Oxford University Press
  4. "Titley | An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Herefordshire, Volume 3 (pp. 190-191)". British-history.ac.uk. 2003-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-30.
  5. "Stagg Inn & Restaurant". WhatPub. CAMRA. Archived from the original on 2015-11-08. Retrieved 2018-07-03. Originally called the Balance Inn, as wool would have been weighed here, the inn was renamed and refaced in 1833, by the diarist Eliza Greenly
  6. Dixon, Rachel (January 24, 2008). "Q&A: Michelin stars". London: The Guardian. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
  7. "Herefordshire Council: Herefordshire Through Time". Herefordshire.gov.uk. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2013-06-30.
  8. "Herefordshire Nature Trust website". Herefordshirewt.org. Retrieved 2013-06-30.
  9. "The Kingfisher Line". Titley Junction Station. Archived from the original on 2011-01-12.