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WINTER VIEWS ON HOWLE HILL - ROSS-ON-WYE
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The views below were taken on Howle Hill, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire during January 2004. I have not included views from the hill on this page as they are very similar to those from Bull's Hill which is covered elsewhere on 'Wyenot'.

The top two photographs show the now redundant St. John's, Howle Hill Church which was built in 1875 by Mary Beatrice Philips and closed on 9th December 2001. I am not sure of the future of this lovely old building but I suspect sadly that it will become home of a husband, wife, two point four children and the obligatory four wheel drive vehicle for the school run in the not too distant future.

Marling Pits (third photograph down) is the home of Bridget Vine, co author with Virginia Morgan of 'A History of Walford and Bishopswood' (ISBN 1-873827-87-3). This is an interesting book which I bought myself about a year ago on an impulse in Tudorville Post Office. It gives a wealth of information plus old photographs of the area. Bridget invited me into the house whilst I was there, to meet her husband. It turned out that we have quite a bit in common as, not only do we both share an interest in local history, like myself, he is also a radio amateur. Marling Pits was used in the Dame Thora Hird, Sir Ralph Richardson, and Tom Courtney film, 'She Stoops to Conquer' during the early 1970s, when it was derelict.

Places to stay when visiting Howle Hill include: [Wheelwrights Cottage] [Kerne Cottage]

The Redundant St. John's Church, Howle Hill, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.  Photo - January 27th 2004
The Redundant St. John's Church, Howle Hill, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.
The Redundant Church, Howle Hill, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.  Photo - January 27th 2004
The Redundant Church, Howle Hill, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.
Marling Pits, Howle Hill.  Photo - January 29th 2004
Marling Pits, Howle Hill.
A winter view of the top of Howle Hill, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire on January 29th 2004
A winter view of the top of Howle Hill, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

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