Avenbury, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Avenbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places included in the parish: Munderfield Row

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin: 1661

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Parishes adjacent to Avenbury

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

The ruins of St Mary’s parish church, Avenbury, Herefordshire, seen from the southeast. Centre left is the 13th-century west tower. On the right is the chancel. Jeff Gogarty / St Mary’s Church (Remains of), Avenbury / CC BY-SA 2.0

Avenbury, a parish in Bromyard district, Hereford; on the river Frome, 1 ½ mile SSE of Bromyard, and 7 ½ E of Dinmore r. station. It includes a detached tract, situated near Bridenbury; and its post-town is Bromyard under Worcester. Acres, 3,233. Real property, £4,155. Pop., 371. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. Limestone occurs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £80. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good. There was anciently a small priory.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Avenbury, 1 mile S.E. Bromyard. P. 382.

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


Avenbury Littlebury’s Worcestershire Directory 1879

Avenbury Kellys Herefordshire Directory 1863

Avenbury Cassey Herefordshire Directory 1858


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Hancocks Richard, Avenbury, Herefordshire, dealer in horses, April 27, 1825.

West Edward. Little Froome, Avenbury, Herefordshire, miller, Oct. 18, 1823.

Yapp Richard and George Hopton, Avenbury, cattle dealers, Sept. 24, 1830.

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  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bromyard
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Frome
  • Poor Law Union: Bromyard
  • Hundred: Broxash
  • Province: Canterbury