SO6133 : Whittington's birthplace?

taken 44 years ago, near to Sollers Hope, Herefordshire, Great Britain

Whittington's birthplace?
Whittington's birthplace?
This is the church of St Michael in the village of Sollers Hope. The church dates from the 14th and 15th centuries and there is an earlier feature in the form of a slab showing the incised figure of a knight, thought to be from the early 13th century. An ancestor of the Whittington family lived in the village and married a woman of a local family. This has given rise to a tale that Dick Whittington was born here but, by all accounts, he was born at Pauntley SO 7428 in Gloucestershire. Another Gloucestershire village, Coberley SO 9615 also claims a connection with him. Time photo taken not available.
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SO6133, 60 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
May 1976   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 17 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  Public buildings and spaces  Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Sollers Hope  Church of St Michael  Pauntley  Coberley 
Area (from Tags)
Herefordshire  South Herefordshire 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6125 3312 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.7099N 2:33.9473W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6124 3309
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Whittington Family  Lord Mayor Dick Whittington 

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