Orleton is a small village and civil parish in northern Herefordshire, England, at grid reference SO493672. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 794.[1] The village is midway between the market towns of Ludlow and Leominster, both 5 miles away.

Norman font

The village church is dedicated to St George, and contains a Norman nave, 14th-century stained-glass windows, and a 13th-century west tower. The c.1200 door was moved and reset, The early 13th-century chancel has lancet windows. The tie-beam roof may be 14th century. The vestry is Victorian. Fittings include a c.1100 Norman font with nine disciples standing under arches, a 17th-century Jacobean pulpit, two thirteenth-century dug-out chests, a clock dating from about 1700, and a Norman carving of a dragon, later used as a clock weight.[citation needed]

The 13th-century Bishop of Hereford, Adam Orleton, took his name from this village, may have been born here, and was a constant supporter of Roger Mortimer, the lord of the manor[2]


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ The register of Adam de Orleton, introduction by Rev. A. T. Bannister, 1907

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Coordinates: 52°18′02″N 2°44′42″W / 52.30057°N 2.74492°W / 52.30057; -2.74492