SO5470 : Drover's Signpost

taken 13 years ago, near to Middleton, Herefordshire, Great Britain

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Drover's Signpost
Drover's Signpost
The Scots Pine had a special role. A lone pine would signify a road to a stance, a farm where drovers and their herds could rest. We are close to Worcester here, and this is one of the old drove roads to the city where cattle were driven to the markets of the big English cities, from here and deep into Wales. This, the old road from Ludlow to Worcester may have been the funeral route for Prince Arthur, husband of Catherine of Aragon and heir to the Tudor throne. His early death at Ludlow changed English and probably European history. (His younger brother became Henry VIII)
Left - Tenbury and then Worcester - Oxford and London. Right, Muddy Middleton and Little Hereford, Leominster and "Big" Hereford.
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Saturday, 3 December, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 December, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 548 706 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.8969N 2:39.8836W
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