Dormington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire. Bartestree is a chapelry of Dormington.

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Dormington with Bartestree, Dorrington

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1690
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DORMINGTON, a village and a parish in the district and county of Hereford. The village stands near the river Frome, a short way SE of Withington r. station, and 5 miles E of Hereford. Pop., 77. Houses, 22. The parish includes also the chapelry of Bartestree; and its post town is Withington, under Hereford. Acres, 1,381. Real property, £2,046. Pop., 138. Houses, 35. The property is divided among a few. Dormington Court is the seat of W. Vevers, Esq. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Bartestree, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £284. Patron, Lady E. Foley. The church is ancient, with a tower; and was recently in disrepair. Charities £5.

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

Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Dormington (St. Peter), a parish, in the hundred of Greytree, union and county of Hereford, 5 1/2 miles (E. by S.) from Hereford; containing, with the chapelry of Bartestree, 164 inhabitants. It consists of 1410 acres, about 1000 of which are in Dormington, exclusively of Bartestree : the river Lugg flows through it from north to south, and is crossed by a bridge on the road from Hereford to Ledbury. The living is a discharged vicarage, endowed with rectorial tithes, with the perpetual curacy of Bartestree united, and valued in the King’s books at £4. 6. 8; net income, £284; patron, E. F. Foley, Esq.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization and Military records

Church records

Bishop’s transcripts for Dormington, 1660-1884

Marriages, 1811-1825, 1844-1991

Parish registers for Dormington, 1690-1926


Herefordshire, Dormington, monumental inscriptions


Census returns for Dormington, 1841-1891

Poorhouses, poor law, etc.

Parish registers for Dormington, 1690-1926


Land tax assessments for the parish of Dormington, 1747-1830


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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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

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