By Janet Cooper
Like Eastnor, Bosbury is an agricultural parish, close to the industry city of Ledbury. It covers a comparatively huge sector under the western slopes of the Malvern Hills. within the heart a while Bosbury was once the location of 1 of the favorite flats of the bishops of Hereford; within the western a part of the parish, referred to as Upleadon, used to be an property belonging first to the Knights Templar after which to the Hospitallers. From the sixteenth century onwards either estates handed into the palms of tenants, leaving the parish with out a significant resident landowner till John Stedman and Edward Higgins successively constructed the Bosbury residence property within the past due 18th and the nineteenth century. a lot of that property used to be given after the 1st global conflict to create the Bosbury Farm payment for former soldiers.
The financial system of the parish has regularly been agricultural, combined farming being practised. Orchards were very important, fairly at the larger floor within the northern a part of the parish, and hops were grown because the seventeenth century. via the overdue nineteenth century the shortcoming of undefined, and certainly of any significant roads, made the parish seem an oasis of rural peace. the various timber-framed structures, quite these alongside the village highway, and the parish church with its indifferent bell tower, attracted viewers and a few new citizens, however the parish refrained from any large-scale 20th-century development.
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