Bodenham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Fenn and Fern, The Moor, The Vern, Venn and Vern, Whitchurch Maund, Bryan Maund, and Bowley.

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1584
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Bodenham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BODENHAM, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Leominster, Hereford. The village stands near the river Lug, 2 ½ miles E of Dinmore r. station, and 6 ½ SSE of Leominster; and it has a post office under Leominster, and was once a market-town. The parish includes also the townships of Bowley, Bryan-Maund, Whitchurch-Maund, and the Moor. Acres, 5,260. Real property, £7,463. Pop., 1,096. Houses, 231. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £686. Patron, John Arkwright, Esq. The church is ancient and good; and has an incomplete spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £30, and other charities with £24. The subdistrict comprises six parishes, parts of two other parishes, and a chapelry. Acres, 24,884. Pop., 4,021. Houses, 846.

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

Bodenham, a parish in the hund. of Broxash, union of Leominster, county of Hereford; 8 miles north-north-east of Hereford. Living, a vicarage in the archd. and dio. of Hereford; rated at £12 1s. 5½d.; gross income £686. Patron, in 1835, R. Arkwright, Esq. The great and small tithes, the property of the bishop of Hereford, clerical rector and vicar, were commuted in 1802. Here are 2 daily schools, and a National one, endowed with £30 per annum. There is an endowment for poor housekeepers not receiving parochial aid. Pop., in 1801, 887; in 1831, 998. Houses 199. Acres 5,550, of which about 270 are in hops. A. P. £5,661. Poor rates, in 1837, £400.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bodenham, 6 m. S.W. Bromyard. P. 1017

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Free

Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


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

Similar Posts