Growing Hereford

Agent Jeff in Hereford has been very active lately. Here’s his latest finds in the HR area.

Over at Hoarwithy, about five miles south of Hereford, Agent Jeff has found a splendid monkey. Hoarwithy is known for its church of St Catherine’s built in an Italian Romanesque style. The church, on a steep hillside above the village was built to a design by J P Seddon by William Poole, the wealthy Vicar of Hentland in the 1870s – making it the perfect age to have displayed the fashionable monkey puzzle tree, which was also a statement of wealth. 

Hoarwithy church.

Hoarwithy church. Branches of monkey just visible in top right.

HR15, the Hoarwithy monkey, artfully photographed through an arch.

HR15, the Hoarwithy monkey, artfully photographed through an arch.

And back in Hereford town, these are now on the HR map. First this little one. Jeff says it’s growing on a grassed area in front of a housing estate on Meadowbank Road – there are several trees there – it is a public space, rather than a private garden.

HR14.

HR14.

HR14, yes with a fence round it.

HR14, yes with a fence round it.

Moving on to this splendid tree.

HR12.

HR12.

Here’s another monkey that has outgrown the house it belongs to. One of an increasing number of monkeys spotted outside bungalows. Marvellous specimen. Female. On Old Eign Hill.

HR13.

HR13.

A youngster, peeping over the hedge in Hampton Dene Road.

HR16. With a lovely blue sky.

HR16. With a lovely blue sky.

Another fine specimen, this one’s in Trinity Road.

HR17.

HR17.

This one – HR17 – is obviously a big crowded… monkeys like their own space but it’s thriving. It’s in Whittern Way.

HR18.

HR18.

And the final HR tree is slightly hidden here, another one on the Roman Road.

So well done to Agent Jeff in Hereford for enthusiasm and continued monkey hunting. Good work!

Here’s the Hereford town monkeys:

HR town map14.5.3

And remember – if you know of any monkeys, I am always happy to feature them here. Just get in touch using the Contact page. Happy hunting!

 

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