Byton, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Byton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Cwms Moor

Civil parish: Byton

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1763
  • Bishop's Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Byton

  • Staunton on Arrow
  • Pembridge
  • Aymestrey
  • Kinsham
  • Shobdon
  • Presteigne

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BYTON, a parish in the district of Presteigne and county of Hereford; on the river Lug, near Shobdenhill-wood, 4 miles NNW of Pembridge r. station, and 4 E of Presteigne. Post Town, Shobden, Herefordshire. Acres, 946. Real property, £1,044. Pop., 214. Houses, 40. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £104. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was built in 1860; and is a cruciform structure, in the early English style. The previous church was burned. Charities, £9.

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

Byton, 11 miles S.W. Leominster. P. 172

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


Byton Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858


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