Cradley Herefordshire Family History Guide

Cradley, an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Cradley Herefordshire

  • Acton Beauchamp
  • Evesbatch
  • Mathon
  • Bishops Frome with Fromes Hill
  • Mathon St James
  • Bosbury
  • Suckley

Historical Descriptions of Cradley Herefordshire

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CRADLEY (East and West), a parish in Bromyard district, Hereford; under the Malvern hills, at the boundary with Worcester, 3 miles N of Colwall r. station, and 7 ¾ SE of Bromyard. It has a post office, of the name of Cradley, under Malvern. Acres, 5, 966. Real property, £8, 858. Pop., 1,830. Houses, 418. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; and has under it the chapelry of St. John the Evangelist, a vicarage and a separate charge. Value of the rectory, £957; of the vicarage, £100. Patron of the rectory, the Bishop of Hereford; of the vicarage, the Rector. The parish church was restored in 1869; and the church of St. John is very good. A school has £20 from endowment; and other charities £24.

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

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