Donnington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

* Parish registers: 1754
* Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DONNINGTON, a parish in Ledbury district, Hereford; under the Malvern hills, at the boundary with Gloucester, 2¼ miles S of Ledbury town and r. station. Post town, Ledbury. Acres, 808. Real property, £1,566. Pop., 105. Houses, 20. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £209. Patron, R. Webb, Esq. The church is old but good; and has a wooden tower.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Donnington, a parish in the hund, of Radlow, union of Ledbury, county of Hereford; 2¼ miles south by west of Ledbury, very near the Gloucester canal. Living, a discharged rectory in the archd. and dio. of Hereford; rated at £3 9s. 9d.; gross income £219. Patron, in 1835, R. Webb, Esq. Here are 1 Sunday and daily National and 2 daily schools. Acres 740. Houses 24. A. P. £1,155. Pop., in 1801, 121; in 1831, 124. Poor rates, in 1837, £53.Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

DONNINGTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Ledbury, hundred of Radlow, county of Hereford, 2¼ miles (S. by W.) from Ledbury; containing 100 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the borders of Gloucestershire, and intersected by the roads from Ledbury to Gloucester and Newent, and comprises 800a. 3r. 34p., about half of which is pasture-land, and a large portion of the rest orchards. The surface is undulated, and agreeably interspersed with wood, principally oak and elm; the soil is a strong clay, producing rich pasturage and grain, and cider is made in considerable quantities. The Gloucester and Hereford canal passes at the west end of the parish. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £3. 9. 9., and in the gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Lander: the tithes have been commuted for £193, and the glebe comprises 28 acres, with a glebe-house.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


The Post Office Directory Of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, And The City Of Bristol 1863 – Google

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

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