About Us and How to Join

The Leintwardine History Society seeks to carry out research and to preserve archives and artifacts relating to all aspects of the history of Leintwardine and surrounding villages of north Herefordshire and South Shropshire. To assist in this we hold regular meetings with invited specialist speakers, arrange tours of local historic buildings and sites and publish literature, including a quarterly journal.

A prime objective is to be an open, non-elitist society, welcoming all, regardless of their previous knowledge. Of course, members with expertise in specific fields of research, or those wishing to become actively involved in various projects, are always welcome!

Established in January 2000, the Leintwardine History Society has grown to become a widely respected local history society with around 270 members.

History Room Display

Our quarterly journal (profusely illustrated and in full colour) complements our fast expanding collection of artifacts and archives. Allied to this, we have produced a range of publications on local history.

We have a Visitor Room and office in the Community Centre with an exhibition of pictures of local historic interest and a display of locally found artifacts. The rooms are usually open on Tuesday mornings and on the first Saturday of each month when we will be pleased to help with family history and other enquiries.

Jupiter’s Altar Stone Exhibit

We are fortunate to live in an area rich in history with castles, historic houses galore and countless historic treasures and sites yet to be discovered or properly recorded.

For further details about the Society please contact the Chair, Jonathan Hopkinson, email: leintwardinehs@gmail.com

If you want to become a member of the LHS please use the form on the Publications&Membership page;

questions about membership matters should be sent to the Secretary, Pauline Kenward, email: pauline.kenward@gmail.com

For matters concerning photos or objects of interest to the Society, please contact the Archivist, John Williams, email as seen below.


Please note that all photos are copyright of the Leintwardine History Society (unless otherwise stated) and may not be used in any format, print or digital, without prior written consent.

2 responses to “About Us and How to Join

  1. Chris Holloway

    I wondered how I would be able to see the burial plan of the church, many grave stones are now unreadable. We are looking for all Holloway buried in the church yard, the Holloway are possibly one of the oldest Leintwardine families having been in Leintwardine before 1780.

    • Dear Chris,
      A copy of the burial plots is held in the church. To speed things up I am forwarding you query to our archivist who should be able to help.
      Jonathan Hopkinson

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