Upton Bishop consists of six settlements, Crow Hill, Phocle Green, Tanhouse, Tedgewood, Upton Bishop, and Upton Crews.The village of Upton Bishop is recorded in the Domesday Book within the Bromsash Hundred as Upton Episcopi, owned by the Canons of Hereford i.e. the Bishop’s Upper Town. The record includes seven Hides paying tax; in Lordship two ploughs: eighteen villagers, eleven smallholders, two Boors and a priest. The inclusion of a priest in the record suggests a settled population and the possible existence of a place of worship at that time.
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The nearest station is at Ledbury. There are also trains to Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Check times and prices below.
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Latest news on planning applications for the village includes an application for a livery and mobile rest room at Phocle Farm and a new storage building at Foxhall Farm. P170447/PA7 - Prior Approval - All others 09-02-2017 12:00 AM GMT Foxhall Farm Weston Under Penyard Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire , Proposed storage building., Valid P170172/F - Planning Permission 01-02-2017 12:00 AM GMT Phocle Farm New Road Phocle Green Herefordshire HR9 7TW, Change of use of existing agricultural buildings to stables, use of agricultural land for equine purposes and siting of a mobile home to be used as a rest room all in connection with the establishment of a livery., Valid P164003/U - Certificate of Lawfulness (CLEUD) 14-12-2016 12:00 AM GMT Castle Farm Upton Bishop Ross-On-Wye Herefordshire HR9 7UW, Certificate of lawfulness for existing use of land and buildings for light industrial B1(c) use, and a mixed use of light industrial B1 (c)and agricultural uses., Determination Made P163892/FH - Full Householder 30-11-2016 12:00 AM GMT Crews Cottage Upton Bishop Ross-On-Wye Herefordshire HR9 7UE, Erection of a conservatory and change of roof cover from glass to slate with roof light.(Retrospective), Determination Made
Now that the phone box has been renovated (thank you Pete and Rob) what should we do with it? A library for people to swap books? Local tourist information? Could villagers put home grown produce for sale in it? What do you think?