Whitchurch, Herefordshire

Whitchurch, Herefordshire

infobox UK place
country= England
latitude= 51.85
longitude= -2.65
official_name= Whitchurch
welsh_name= Llandywynnog
unitary_england= Herefordshire
region= West Midlands
lieutenancy_england= Herefordshire
constituency_westminster= Hereford
post_town= ROSS-ON-WYE
postcode_area= HR
postcode_district= HR9
dial_code= 01600
os_grid_reference= SO550174

Whitchurch (Welsh: "Llandywynnog" [http://www.kimkat.org/amryw/1_clawdd_offa/22_cymru_dros_glawdd_offa_enwau_euas_eng_cym_0980e.htm Welsh placenames in Herefordshire] ] ) is a village in Herefordshire named after the church of Saint Dubricius which was originally white in colour.

Within the village is the Old Court Hotel which was originally the ancestral home of the Gwillam family, and was lived in for a while by John Graves Simcoe first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791-1796 and founder of Toronto, who married Elizabeth Posthuma Gwillim. The town of Whitchurch-Stouffville in Ontario derives its name from this village; it was created by the merger of Stouffville with Whitchurch Township, named by Simcoe after the village of his wife's birth.


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