Overview of Breinton
A summary of its history, landscape and agriculture
There are not many parishes bordering a city that have changed so little in the last 1000 years. Find out why it has not changed and much more.
Wildlife in Breinton
The landscape of Breinton has seen few significant changes in the last few hundred years, which means there is a special diversity of wildlife in long-established woodland, meadow and road verge habitats.
Apples, Pears and Horticulture
Traditional apple orchards have been part of the landscape of Herefordshire for centuries with notable expansion in the 1820s and 1830s. Horticulture has also played its part in the development of Breinton.
Art and Design in Breinton
There were several famous landscape painters of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who drew and painted in Breinton.
Breinton’s Geology, Soils and Landscape
Breinton is part of Natural England’s National Character Area: Herefordshire Lowlands. The parish of Breinton is a collection of hamlets within an undulating landscape of orchards, nurseries, arable fields and grassland, with mature hedges and woodland.
Explore Breinton in Maps
The area is shown in old maps as well as modern ones showing land use and potential bypass routes.