Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1709
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

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Parishes adjacent to Cusop

Historical Descriptions of Cusop

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CUSOP, a parish in the district of Hay and county of Hereford; at the boundary with Brecon, near the Hereford and Brecon railway, 1¼ mile ESE of Hay. Post town, Hay, under Hereford. Acres, 2,294. Real property, £2,260. Pop., 218. Houses, 55. The property is much subdivided. The scenery is very beautiful. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £203. Patron, the Earl of Oxford. The church is old but good.

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

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Cusop Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Cusop is a parish and village, 20 miles south-west from Hereford railway station, 1 north-east from Hay, 11 south from Kington, and 158 from London, in Ewais Lacy Hundred, Hay Union, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; situated on the Hereford and Hay road, on the borders of Brecknockshire. The church is an old stone building, supposed to have been erected about A.D. 1100, in a very plain style; has nave, chancel, porch, and two bells. The living is a rectory, in which considerable improvements will shortly be effected at a cost of about £350. There are some barrows in the township. The population in 1851, was 224, and the acreage is 2,294. The soil is sandy, the subsoil is chiefly sandstone and limestone. The commons in this parish will soon be enclosed.

Letters through Hay, which is the nearest money order office.


Allen Mr. William

Boucher Baldwin, miller

Howells John, Nelson Inn

James Thos., Esq., solicitor, Nant-y-glas-dwr

Lindsay Thomas, Esq., Dolace Cottage

Price George Mason, Sun Inn

Probert John, gardener and farmer

Thomas Rev. Kearsey, curate, the Cottage

Winstone Walter, clerk and sexton


Meredith David Ridley

Meredith Edward, Tyllyshope

Newman John, Ty-coch

Stokes William, Llydiat-y-wain

Wellings William, Nant-y-glas-dwr farm

Williams John, Bleanan

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.: History, Topography, and Directory of Herefordshire. Printed by William Bailey, 107, Fishergate 1858.


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