Ballingham Herefordshire Family History Guide

Ballingham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: St. Dubricius

Parish registers begin: 1726

Parishes adjacent to Ballingham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Ballingham, a parish in Ross district, Hereford; on the river Wye, and on the Hereford and Gloucester railway, near Fawley station, 5½ miles N.N.W. of Ross. Post Town, Holme-Lacey under Hereford. Acres, 901. Real property, £1,802. Pop., 168. Houses, 40. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £165. Patron, Sir E. F. S. Stanhope, Bart. The church is good.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Ballingham, a parish in the upper division of the hund, of Wormelow, union of Ross, county of Hereford; 7½ miles south-east from Hereford; bounded on three sides by the river Wye. Living, a perpetual curacy not in charge, in the archd. and dio. of Hereford; rated at £12, in the parliamentary returns at £100; gross income £105. Patron, in 1835, Sir E. Stanhope. There is a day-school here. Pop., in 1801, 138; in 1831, 147. Houses 33. Acres 950. A. P. £958. Poor rates, in 1837, £100.

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

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Ballingham, 3 m. S.E. Hereford. P. 149.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Ballingham, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Wormelow, county of Hereford, 7 miles (N. by W.) from Ross, containing 127 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, endowed with £30 per annum private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Lugwardine.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Parish Records

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Directories

Ballingham Herefordshire in 1914

Brisland Miss J., The School house.
Brooks George, smallholder, Saycell's farm.
Carter Hy. Herbert and Powell Stephen, farmers, The Court.
Dulake Thomas, Miners' Arms, Carey.
Fisher Rev. W. W., The Rectory.
Harris John, fruit grower, Haynes farm.
Hildyard W. H., The Rock farm.
Perring John, gamekpr., Crossway.
Phillips R. W., gardener.
Powell T. F., New house, Crossways.
Price Albert, parish clerk.
Seymour Edwin, Crossways farm.
Seymour J., bl'ksmith, Ballingham hill.
Vaughan P. R., farmer, Crossway.
Watkins John, Ballingham hall, farmer.
(Preece Mrs., assistant overseer, The Moors, Boulstone).

Source: The Hereford Journal Directory 1914. Second Issue. Hereford: The Herefordshire Press & Printing Co., Ltd., Offa House.

Ballingham Kellys Herefordshire Directory 1863

Ballingham is a small parish and straggling village, distant 9 miles south-south-east from Hereford, 5 north from Ross, 3 south from Holme Lacy station on the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester railway, and 137 from London, situated on the banks of the river Wye, in Ross union, upper division of Wormelow hundred, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric, and deanery of Archenfield. The church of St. Dubricius is a small stone building, and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower and 3 bells. The register dates from 1726. The living is a perpetual curacy, worth £165 annually, without residence, in the patronage of Sir Edwyn Francis Scudamore Stanhope, Bart., of Holme Lacy; the Rev. William Pitt Stanhope, M.A., of Brasenose College, Oxford, is the incumbent. Here is a National school for boys and girls. Sir E.F.S. Stanhope is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The population in 1861 was 168. From an eminence called Ballingham Hill a most commanding prospect is obtained of the winding course of the river Wye, and of the adjacent neighbourhood

Carey and Rock Farm are places here.

Parish Clerk, William Willett.

Cadle Clement, esq. Ballingham hall

Preece Mr. Richard, Carey court

Wheeler Mr. Richard

Bullock Edward, farmer, Saycells

Bullock William, blacksmith

Ford Samuel, carpenter

Phillips John, Miners' Arms

Pitt Thomas, farmer

Preece Edward, butcher, Carey

Smith John, farmer, Rock farm & Carey court

Wellington John, tailor

Post Office. — William Willett, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Ross at 8.50 a.m.; dispatched thereto at 5.1S p.m. Ross is the nearest money order office

National School (boys & girls), Mrs. Williams, mistress

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.

Ballingham Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Ballingham, a small parish and straggling village, containing 149 inhabitants, is distant 9 miles south-south-east from Hereford, 5 north from Ross, 2 south from Holme Lacy railway station on the Hereford, Ross, and Gloucester railway, and 137 from London, and is situate on the banks of the river Wye, in Ross Union, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric, and deanery of Irchenfield. The church is a small stone building, and consists of nave and chancel, with a tower and 3 bells. This tower is surmounted with a very neat and handsome spire, which has a pretty appearance in the distance, being visible above the trees by which it is surrounded. The living is a perpetual curacy, worth £165 annually, without residence, and in the patronage of Sir Edwin Francis Scudamore Stanhope, Bart., of Holme Lacy. Here is a National school for boys and girls. Sir E. F. S. Stanhope, is lord of the manor and chief landowner in this parish. From an eminence called Ballingham Hill a most commanding prospect is obtained of the winding course of the river Wye, also of the adjacent neighbourhood. There are no charities connected with this parish.

Letters arrive from Ross at 12 a.m., and are despatched thereto at ½ past 3 p.m. Ross is the nearest money order office.

Bishop Ann, mistress of National school

Bullock William, blacksmith

Day Joseph, farmer, Ballingham hall

Evans John, carpenter, and sub-postmaster

Pitt Thomas, farmer

Preece Edward, butcher, Carey

Prosser Thomas, Miner’s Arms, and shopkpr.

Smith John, farmer, Rock frm, & Carey court

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.: History, Topography, and Directory of Herefordshire. Printed by William Bailey, 107, Fishergate 1858.

Administration

  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hereford; Ross
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Archenfield
  • Poor Law Union: Ross
  • Hundred: Wormelow
  • Province: Canterbury