Burghill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Tillington.

The civil parish of Burghill includes Tillington, Portway and Eltons Marsh.

Parish church: St Mary the Virgin

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1655
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Burghill

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BURGHILL, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district and county of Hereford. The village stands near the river Lug, 1½ mile SW of Moreton r. station, and 3¾ NW of Hereford; and has a post office under Hereford. The parish includes also the township of Tillington. Acres, 3,704. Real property, £7,018. Pop., 934. Houses, 197. The property is divided among a few. Burghill Court is the seat of B. Biddulph, Esq. An ancient square camp occurs in the parish, near the Portway to Kenchester. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £94. Patron, B. Biddulph, Esq. The church is Norman, with a pinnacled tower; was entirely restored in 1854; and contains a fine altar screen, a figured font, and a monument of Sir John Milbourne, Bart. A school has £8 from endowment; and other charities £12. The subdistrict contains twelve parishes, most of another, and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 23,851. Pop., 5,737. Houses, 1,195.

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

Burghill, 4 miies N.W. Hereford. P. 863.

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


Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Tillington, a township, in the parish of Burghill, hundred of Grimsworth, union and county of Hereford, 5 miles (NW by N) from Hereford; containing 462 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Burghill, 1662-1890

Parish registers for Burghill, 1655-1929

Church Records – Indexes

Computer printout of Burghill, Herefs., Eng.


Herefordshire, Burghill [monumental inscriptions]


Census returns for Burghill, 1841-1891


Land tax assessments for the parish of Burghill, 1812-1813, 1783-1830

Land tax assessments for the township of Tillington, 1797-1830


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