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Orcop, Herefordshire

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Orcop, Herefordshire

Orcop is a village and parish in the county of Herefordshire, England. It lies 14 kilometres south of Hereford. It has a well-preserved early Norman motte-and-bailey castle and a church dedicated to St. John the Baptist which has a chancel built around 1300, and a tower that was added early in the 16th century. The larger village of Orcop Hill is nearby.
Administrative CountyHerefordshire
Traditional CountyHerefordshire
OS GridSO4726
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands

Other names by which Orcop, Herefordshire has been known in the past


Orcop, Herefordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Orcop, par. and vil., Herefordshire, in S. of co.- par., 2403 ac., pop. 554; vil., 8½ miles NW. of Ross; P.O., called Orcop Hill. The hill is 2 miles N. of vil.

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