Credenhill, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1671
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Credenhill

  • Stretton Sugwas
  • Kenchester
  • Burghill
  • Brinsop

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CREDENHILL, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; on an affluent of the river Wye, adjacent to the Hereford and Brecon railway, 4½ miles NW by W of Hereford. It has a station on the railway; and its post town is Bishopstone, under Hereford. Acres, 1,224. Real property, £2,500. Pop., 199. Houses, 42. The property is divided among a few. A well-wooded hill here is crowned by a double-ditched camp of about 40 acres; and commands a fine view. Credenhill House is the seat of the Eckleys. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £297. Patron, the Rev. J. Eckley. The church is ancient but good; and contains monuments of the Eckleys.

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


Credenhill Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

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