First off – a happy and healthy New Year to one and all.
Starting as we mean to go on some views of the double-clapper-looking bridge over the Looe River in Herodsfoot.
The nearest Domesday Book entry for Herodsfoot is Killigorrick in the Hundred of Fawton. Three pigs, ten sheep, ten goats, one slave.
Today Herodsfoot is a small village in South East Cornwall, some 4 miles South West of Liskeard, set at the meeting of four valleys whose streams join the West Looe river. The name comes from the old Cornish “Hir-Garth”, “The Long Hill”.
John Betjeman, in his “Shell Guide to Cornwall” described Herodsfoot as “An inland Polperro in a deeply wooded valley. Slate cottages with uneven roofs, the Looe river very small…”.