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Upton Bishop is a village with 600 residents in South Herefordshire, just outside Ross on Wye.  We are a vibrant village with a very popular pub, The Moody Cow; a large village hall which is used by many different groups for all types of activities, and a beautiful church.  We are also home to the renowned Wobage craft centre.

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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By Train
The nearest station is at Ledbury. There are also trains to Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham. Check times and prices on the National Rail Enquiries website.

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Rainfall Report from Rob the Rainman

Firstly November: a total rainfall of 79.6mm this being just above the average for the month. November lived up to its reputation being largely dull, grey and misty with only the odd bright day but overall not that cold. Notable days of rain were 19.7mm on the 6th, 13.3mm on the 9th and 16.0mm on the 27th. December’s total was 70.5mm which was also about the average. Around the middle of the month the fourth named storm – Deidre – hit our shores but we escaped the worst of it. The 18th did see 17.9mm of rain but I am not sure it was Deidre’s fault. Then the last third of the month saw a big old high pressure system move over us resulting in dry and very calm weather. It was also situated so that it drew in very mild air and this was therefore the theme for Christmas and the New Year. It was mostly cloudy but there were some sunny intervals, Christmas Eve was particularly pleasant. A bonus was some lovely skies at sunset.

The total for the year was 720mm which, after that summer, was surprisingly about the average. The dry June and below average totals in February, July and October were countered by well above average totals for March (mainly snow!) and May (remember the 31st with 42.6mm). What a year of weather; the extreme winter and this carried on into spring which was pretty non-existent and then bang, scorchio for weeks –phew.
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2 weeks ago

Upton Bishop Village

Have a good breakWe are now closing for a short break and to complete some routine annual maintenance. We will re-open for lunch on Friday the 18th January. We would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. ...

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- 2 days ago

This week's Pew Sheet is now available on the website https://t.co/7fg0dCS4li https://t.co/SG6Yd9x5H7
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The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held in November are now available on the website https://t.co/LNUspnP7mk https://t.co/ntWs0iTQId
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- 11 days ago

There were 70mm of rain in December in Upton Bishop. Find out more from Rob the Rainman https://t.co/jQYrW8BDYq https://t.co/pFYZ5xe7qR
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- 11 days ago

Family Service for Epiphany this Sunday at 11.15am in the church. Come and welcome the Three Kings. https://t.co/K86Yw27WW1
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- 12 days ago

BELL RINGERS NEEDED - We are very short of bell ringers and are anxious to recruit fresh talent. Now is the time to… https://t.co/p5LQg1BRUI
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