Croft Herefordshire Family History Guide

Croft is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Newton.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1565
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1681

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Croft

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CROFT, a parish in Leominster district, Hereford; on the river Lugg, 3½ miles NW by W of Berrington and Eye r. station, and 5¼ NW of Leominster. It includes the township of Newton; and its post town is Yarpole, under Leominster. Acres, 1,564. Real property, £2,018. Pop., 155. Houses, 25. The property is divided between two. The manor belonged anciently to the Crofts. Croft Castle is the seat of the Rev. W. K. Davies. Castle-Ambrey is an ancient double-ditched British camp. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Yarpole, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £283. Patron, the Rev. W. K. Davies. The church contains a monument of the Crofts, and is pretty good.

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

Directories

Croft Herefordshire Lascelles & Co. Directory & Gazetteer of Herefordshire 1851

Croft is a very small Parish N.N.W. from Leominster.—The Church is equally small. The Rev. Joseph Davies, Rector; Mr. Benjamin Addis, Clerk. Service—11 a.m. and 3 p.m., alternately.

Clergy And Gentry.

Davies Wm. T. K., Esq., Magistrate, Croft Castle

Edwards Rev. Joseph, Rector, Rectory

Source: Lascelles & Co. Directory & Gazetteer of Herefordshire; Swan Brothers, 45 Ann Street, Birmingham; 1851.

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Administration

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