Introduction (to read the whole page place your mouse over the green arrow)
Cleobury appears in the Domesday Book as: Claiberie - the fortified town under the Clee Hill. Two sites in the town are known to have had castles: Castle Hill and Castle Toot house on the Kidderminster Road.
Cleobury Mortimer received a town charter in 1253 and its' weekly market ceased trading in 1960.Many of the historical buildings of Cleobury Mortimer are fully interpreted on the Tapestry pages. The town also has a historical walking trail leaflet (printed on green paper) which provides further information.
A hundred years ago the town had: its own district council administration of 6 officers; its own courthouse & a 2 cell lock up at the Wells; a county court & registration office; inland revenue collecting office & 6 gas inspectors for a population less than 2000. Today it has none of these for its growing population of over 2500.
This unique map was created by Lisa Hellier, a graphic artist, who following her BA course in 1999 as a mature student set up her mapping business, Arthouse Graphics in 2002. Lisa's work captures the special character of Cleobury Mortimer seen through her eyes and drawn to her perception of scale and detail. This is her third town map, the others being of Crickhowell & Hay on Wye.
Click on the button below to see Cleobury through her eyes in our interactive town map. You can contact Lisa on 01873 811852 or through her website: www.arthousegraphics.co.uk .