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Black and White Visitor Centre
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Kington Tourist Information Centre

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Open: April-end Oct, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm.

Leominster Tourist Information Centre

Open: Easter-end Sep, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm; Sat from 9am-5pm; Oct-Easter, Mon-Sat, 9.30am-4pm

Leominster Folk Museum

Open: April-Oct, Mon-Fri, 10.30am-4pm; St, 10.30am-2pm; in winter, Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm

Hergest Croft Gardens

Website: Hergest Croft Gardens
Open: weekends in March, 12.30-5pm; daily from April-end Oct, until 6pm in May and June.
Tearoom, gift shop, plant sales

Black and White Trail

Black and White Villages Cycle Ride

Herefordshire B&W B&Bs

B&W Hotels

Modern Timber Frame

National Trust

Building conservation

Oak-frame builders

Timber-frame builders

Oak repairs

Estate Agents

Wood craftsmen and women

Houses For Sale

Old houses in Wales

Book Publishing Services

Small Business Directory
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The Chequers public house, Etnam Street, Leominster

The Chequers black and white public house, Etnam Street, Leominster

Visit the Chequers for a real black and white drinking experience

Herefordshire Map

Leominster Tea Rooms, Corn Square, Leominster

The Merchants House Cafe, Restaurant and Antiques Centre. Traditional English menu with a modern twist.

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Leominster Hotels

Self Publishing Services
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Small Business Directory

Black and white trailPicture of Grange Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, UK

Grange Court, Leominster, Herefordshire

Useful Links

Listed Property Home insurance Lark Insurance are one of the few insurance properties who insure listed buildings such as black and white timber-framed houses. It doesn't have to be listed, but most are.

Listed Property Owners Club - Britain’s only advice service dedicated
to keeping listed building owners informed of their obligations, rights, privileges and responsibilities.

Holiday cottages - a directory of holiday cottages to let.

Travel About Britain - a guide to Great Britain's towns, villages, cities, attractions and places to visit.

About Bristol - a series of pictorial tours designed to show both well-known and lesser-known aspects of Bristol, and to provide a few facts about this historic English city and county.

Historic Property Decoration - actively involved in the Heritage sector for sixteen years carrying out all kinds of interior works for older properties. Member of The Traditional Paint Forum and CSCS accredited.

MisterWhat Business Directory UK - popular website offering a free service to users, companies and professionals, and allowing users to easily find the services they are looking for in their local area, thanks to a comprehensive listing of more than 2 million businesses in the UK

Heritage - discover the Black and White Village Trail of Herefordshire

- award winning carpenter and joiner based in Gloucestershire, England, specialising in the conservation and restoration of historic timber framed buildings and historic joinery, and also undertake timber frame surveys, research and bespoke joinery.

- timber frame restoration specialists, restoring English heritage to its original historic beauty

Bricks & Brick Suppliers - Right Brick is a leading supplier of facing bricksin the UK, specialising in matching old and new brickwork for homes, offices and commercial buildings.

Local to Leominster - Leominster site with forum, classifieds, local information and much more

Tudor - this site contains biographical information on people during the Tudor period (1485-1603) of English history, as well as images, calendars, glossaries, maps, genealogical trees, information on life during the period, Tudor architecture and more. Also see the blog for news, events, books, movies, etc. and the Question and Answer blog for lively discussion of questions of Tudor history.

Marches Tours and Talks - Marches Tours and Talks provides professional, fully insured Tour Guides. offering guided tours for small groups in coaches, cars or on foot. around the unspoilt and tranquil Marches area.

The National Trust
- the National Trust looks after the finest and most comprehensive historic collections of ancient houses in the world

Mortimer Country - Mortimer Country lies in North Herefordshire, in the rolling hills and valleys between Ludlow and the Welsh border.

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
- Herefordshire Wildlife Trust group

Stratford-upon-Avon - birthplace of William Shakespeare, steeped in culture and history. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK

Forgotten Houses - holiday cottages and houses for holiday rental which are of interest for their location, architecture or history

Been there done that - an illustrated travel guide to Great Britain, based on personal experience of the locations. A good section on black and white houses in Herefordshire.

Scenic Norfolk - on the East of England, Norfolk is a beautiful place to visit, tour or live in. With it’s charming seaside resorts and sandy beaches, beautiful waterways, picturesque villages, the historic medieval city of Norwich, and unspoilt rural landscapes providing delightful walks for nature lovers. There are also timber-framed buildings.

Norfolk Post and Beam - New timber-frame builds, conversions and repairs in Norfolk. Using trees from sustainably managed woodland; for every tree felled, nine are planted.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum - England's leading museum of historic buildings and traditional rural life set in 45 beautiful acres of the South Downs. A showcase of the rural buildings of the south east from the last 500 years, plus regular courses in many aspects of historic building conservation.

- The Kings House, owned by Stuart and Jan Burke since 2003, is a perfect example of a traditional English country restaurant, with all the charm of a fifteenth century hostelry and yet possessing the qualities that travellers from all over the world seek.

Mediaeval-Pembridge - the heart of Herefordshire's Black and White Trail

Old Chapel Gallery - a centre of excellence where casual browsers and serious collectors of contemporary art and crafts alike can find work by both established local and nationally-known artists and makers alongside innovative work by talented newcomers.

Hidden Eardisland - an active Oral History Group and an Archaeological Projects Group which have embraced their village’s heritage.

- providing information about the past, present and future of this most attractive, North Herefordshire village.

- Protecting the Scheduled Historic Buildings and Monuments of Pembridge.

Pictures of England [Pembridge] - more pictures

Wattle and daub - detailed information on the method of building the walls of a timber frame house

- the History and Construction of Medieval Timber-Framed Houses in England and Wales

University of the West of England - a brief introduction to traditional timber-framing

- a Leominster native's comprehensive collection of historical archival material about Leominster, centre of the Black and White Trail, including much about the timber-frame houses the town boasts a large number of, and full of real family memories of Leominster and the surrounding villages

Modern Timber-frame

Welsh oak frame - craftsmen built oak frame houses

UK Timber Frame Association - trade association for UK timber frame manufacturers
- Specialising in environmentally-sustainable bespoke buildings, Benfield ATT are an extraordinary and award-winning UK-based firm of Timber-Frame Engineers, Manufacturers and Builders

- a range of rendered cottages and houses inspired by the principles of the Arts & Crafts movement. old-fashioned craftsmanship and traditional materials

Potton Homes - supplier of timber-framed homes
- self build timber-frame homes

Carpenters Fellowship - Promoting communication, training and sharing of knowledge amongst those
interested in historic and contemporary timber framed structures

- supplier of timber-framed homes
- information on self build homes, planning & designing

Carpenteroak - specialising in the design and construction of Timber Architecture

The Guardian on self-build timber-frame houses
- fancy a Tudor-style mansion for half the normal price? Thousands are now opting to construct their own dream homes

Oakmasters - specialists in beautifully finished oak beams, period and contemporary style oak frames and oak framed buildings

- design, creation and erection of bespoke oak framed buildings

Floating staircases - wide variety of floating staircases

Ashs - Oak Frames and Oak Beams - Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers

Timber Design
- provides an independent design service specialising in contemporary timber architecture and timber frame structure

Welsh Oak - one of the country's leading designers and builders of oak timber-framed homes and buildings

Green Building Press - Information and publications to help you create healthy and ecological homes and buildings

Holidays and Tourism

Historic Holiday Cottages - a large selection of historic holiday cottages (some of which are timber framed) throughout the UK.

- thousands of hand-picked holiday cottages across the UK and Ireland including many beautiful 'black and white' cottages. Rated Excellent by Trip Advisor

- find hotels near Birmingham NIA

Arrow bank holiday park - on the banks of the River Arrow at Eardisland, with beautiful trees and shrubs, landscaped gardens and well-maintained lawns - a place to unwind and relax, away from the stress of everyday life.

Burton Court - Burton Court is a family run enterprise that offers a truly unique location for a wedding, a private or corporate party, a conference, a product launch or film work.

- Bed and breakfast at this 17th Century town house; luxurious, four star accredited, accommodation in the centre of historic Leominster.

Fircroft Hotel - Situated in a lovely garden in the historic black and white market town of Leominster.

- comfortable hotel; cosy bar with open fire; high quality restaurant; fully serviced venue for weddings and corporate events.

Royal Forest of Dean [Black and White Buildings in the County of Herefordshire] - the worlds largest Internet resource for one of the most beautiful and unique regions in the UK where time has stood still for 300 years.

- mentioned in the Domesday Book and still a private farming estate of just over 1000 acres set in the beautiful rolling countryside of North Herefordshire, it is also the home of Bodenham English Wines made from grapes grown at Broadfield.

Cottages 4 U - Book a cottage holiday with Cottages4U and for every cottage holiday booked, Cottages4you will donate 10% of the property value to The Blue Cross - the charity for animals.

Destinations-uk - dedicated to helping the traveller and tourist interested in learning more about England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. You can book accommodation, plan tours, research places to visit, find travel tips, and read about the many attractions of the UK and Ireland.

Tourist Net UK [Eardisland] - UK holidays at your fingertips

Marches Tours and Talks - provides professional, fully insured guides who will entertain and inform small groups in coaches, cars or on foot about the unspoilt and tranquil Marches area.

- a substantial 17th century house and farm buildings surrounded by lush fields and orchards and the spacious guest rooms offer splendid views of the surrounding area.


Centre for Alternative Technology - CAT offers solutions to some of the most serious challenges facing our planet and the human race, such as climate change, pollution and the waste of precious resources

Home insurance - news, info and reviews on insurers

Password Web Design - Affordable websites for small businesses, be online in days with cheap hosting and domain name registration.

- a complete range of professional publishing services available either singly or integrated; copy editing, proofreading, copy writing, typesetting, graphic design, photography.

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Slow Food Ludlow - Slow Food is an international organisation of members who not only care about retaining our diverse heritage of regional food and drink, and protecting it from unthinking globalisation, but are increasingly aware of the associated environmental issues.

- Web Directory

Country holiday lets - Is based in Leominster and covers the area defined by black and white houses in West Central England. Pet friendly cottages.

Jennifer's Game - a sexually charged, explicit crime thriller that brutally uncovers the seedy world of the drug addict and the porn flicks industry. Explicit throughout.

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