Bishopstone Herefordshire Family History Guide

Bishopstone is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: St. Lawrence

Parish registers begin: 1727

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Bishopstone

  • Byford
  • Mansell Gamage
  • Bridge Sollers
  • Mansel Lacy
  • Brinsop

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Bishopstone, a parish in Weobly district, Hereford; near the river Wye, and the Hereford and Brecon railway, 7 miles W.N.W. of Hereford. It has a post office under Hereford. Acres, 776. Real property, £1,518. Pop., 288. Houses, 67. The property is divided among a few. A fine tesselated pavement and other Roman remains have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; and till 1865 was united with Yazor. Value, £180. Patron, Rev. G. H. Davenport. The church is ancient and cruciform; was recently restored; and contains several beautiful monuments. Charities, £49.

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

Bishopstone, 6 m. N.W. Hereford. P. 304.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Bishopstone, a parish in the hundred of Grimsworth, county of Hereford, 7 miles (W.N.W.) from Hereford, containing 270 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £7. 7. 6. Uvedale Price, Esq. was patron in 1809. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Parish Records

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Bishopstone Herefordshire 1914

Bishopstone Cassey Herefordshire Directory 1858


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