Eardisley or Eardisley with Bollingham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Bollingham.

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Eardisley with Bollingham, Erdesley

Parish church: St. Mary Magdalene
Chapel of ease: St Silas Bollingham

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1630
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Adjacent Parishes

Other Places in the Parish:

  • Bollingham
  • Parton
  • Field
  • Newmans Place
  • Lower Welson
  • Upper Welson
  • Woods Eaves
  • Upper Spond

Nonconformists include: Calvinist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EARDISLEY, or Erdesley, a village and a parish in the district of Presteigne and county of Hereford. The village stands on an affluent of the river Wye, on the tram road from Hay to Kington, near the railway from Hereford to Brecon, 5 miles S by E of Kington; and has a station on the railway, a post office under Hereford, a fair on 15 May, and a great market on 18 Oct. The parish comprises 4,533 acres; and is cut into two divisions, lower and upper. Real property of the lower div., £4,299; of the upper div., £2,558. Pop. of the whole, 826. Houses, 171. The property is divided among a few. The family of Baskerville was seated here from Domesday till 1640; and they had a strong castle here, some small remains of which still exist. Coke, Bishop of Hereford, ejected at the Commonwealth, resided and died here at his seat of Lower Moor. An oak tree, about ½ a mile from the church, covers a surface of 324 feet in circuit, and has a trunk 30 feet in girth, and 18 feet high. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £255. Patron, W. P. Herrick, Esq., The church consists of nave and north aisle, with low embattled tower; has a curiously-sculptured Norman font; and is good. There are a chapel of ease and a Wesleyan chapel. Charities, £6.

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


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Wooding George, Eardisley, Herefordshire, draper and grocer, May 8, 1829.

Parish Records

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

Church records

Bishop’s transcripts for Eardisley, 1660-1861

Parish registers of Eardisley, 1630-1964

Church records – Indexes

Computer printout of Eardisley, Herefs., Eng

Church history

Bollingham, Kington, Lingen, Norton Wood, Stansbatch (Kington Deanery) : monumental inscriptions, 1697-1987


Bollingham, Kington, Lingen, Norton Wood, Stansbatch (Kington Deanery) : monumental inscriptions, 1697-1987


Census returns for Eardisley, 1841-1891


Land tax assessments for the parish of Eardisley, 1817-1830


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



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