The County of Herefordshire


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Herefordshire from A topographical dictionary of the United Kingdom by Benjamin Pitts Capper. Date 1808
Herefordshire from A topographical dictionary of the United Kingdom by Benjamin Pitts Capper. Date 1808

Is bounded, North by Shropshire; East and North-East by Worcestershire; South-East by Gloucestershire; South-West by Monmouthshire; West by Brecknockshire; and North-West by Radnorshire. It is about 38 miles long, and about 35 broad; and has 11 Hundreds — Broxasb, Ewyas-Lacy, Greytree, Grimsworth, Huntington, Radlow, Stretford, Weltree, Wigmore, Wolphy, Wormelow. Rivers: the Wye, the Munnow, the Lug, the Leddon, the Team, the Arrows, and the Frome. It has 7 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, partly in the Diocese of Hereford, and a small part in the Diocese of Worcester; and it is in the Oxford Circuit. Area 860 square miles, or 550,400 acres. Population, 113,878.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Herefordshire Towns & Villages

A B C D E F G H K L M N O P R S T U V W Y

Dinmore The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Dinmore, or Dynemore, an extra-parochial liberty in Grimsworth hund., county of Hereford; 7 miles north by west of Hereford. Leland, in his Itin. vol. iv. p. 90, says, “There standeth a little by the west of the very toppe of Dinemore-hill, on the left hand as I roade, a commandry with a fayre place that belonged to the order of the knights of St. John of Hierusalem in London.” Acres 640. Houses 2. Pop., in 1801, 15; in 1831, 21.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851

Broadward The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Broadward, a township in the parish of Leominster, hund. of Wolphy, county of Hereford; 1½ mile south of Leominster. It includes the hamlets of Brierley, Eaton, Honnor, Shotford, and Wharton. Pop., in 1801, 171; in 1831, 347. Houses 64. Other returns with the parish.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Bockleton The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bockleton, a parish in the union of Tenbury, partly in the hund, of Broxash, county of Hereford, and partly in the hund. of Doddingtree, county of Worcester; 5 miles south of Tenbury. It includes the hamlet of Hampton-Charles. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford, now in the dio. of Worcester; valued at £13 4s., and rated in the parliamentary returns at £100; gross income £133. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. J. K. Miller. There is a daily National school in this parish. Pop., in 1801, 223; in 1831, 385. Houses 71. Acres 3,300, of which about 100 are in hops. A. P. £2,364. Poor rates, in 1837, £239.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.