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

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Ludford Herefordshire & Shropshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1848


Ludford, a parish partly in the hund. of Wolphy. union of Ludlow, Hereford, and partly in that of Munslow, Salop; ½ mile south of Ludlow, on the river Teme. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; rated at £11, returned at £105; gross income £105. Patron, in 1835, E. L. Charlton, Esq. Here is an hospital for six poor persons, with a revenue of £63, founded in 1672 by Sir J. Charlton. Acres 2,920. Houses 61. A. P. £1,846. Pop., in 1801, 253; in 1831, 284. Poor rates, in 1838, £238 1s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1848.

Ludford Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Ludford. A parish partly in the hundred of Munslow, and partly in the county of Hereford. The Shropshire part contains 39 houses, 195 inhabitants. The entire parish contains 280 inhabitants. ¾ mile south-east of Ludlow.

Ludford House. ¾ mile south-east of Ludlow, in the hundred of Munslow, the seat of N. L. Charlton, Esq.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824.

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.