Eaton Bishop Herefordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Other places in the parish include: Ruckhall

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1588
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EATON-BISHOP, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; near the river Wye and the Hereford and Brecon railway, 4½ miles W by S of Hereford. It has a post office under Hereford. Acres, 2,229. Real property, £4,268. Pop., 465. Houses, 94. The property is divided chiefly among four. Eaton-Bishop House is the seat of the Phillips family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £444. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church was reported in 1859 as very bad. Goff's charities here and elsewhere have £450; and other charities here have £31.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

EATON, BISHOP (St. Michael), a parish, in the hundred of Webtree, union and county of Hereford, 6 miles (W.) from Hereford; containing 434 inhabitants. It comprises 2081a. 10p., of which 1192 acres are arable, 786 pasture, 62 woodland, and 40 common. The surface is undulated, and the scenery in many parts picturesque, embracing beautiful views of the river Wye, which runs through the parish; the soil is a red marl. Sugwas, an ancient palace of the bishops of Hereford, is situated here. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £13; net income, £444; patron, the Bishop: the glebe contains nearly 35 acres, with a house. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and a school is supported by property bequeathed by the late Mr. Edward Goff, of London. The remains of a Roman encampment are still visible, on the right bank of the river.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch - Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Eaton-Bishop, 1660-1853

Parish registers of Eaton-Bishop, 1588-1992

Church History

Cusop, Eaton Bishop, Vowchurch, Walterstone (Abbeydore Deanery), monumental inscriptions, 1662-1992


Cusop, Eaton Bishop, Vowchurch, Walterstone (Abbeydore Deanery), monumental inscriptions, 1662-1992


Cusop, Eaton Bishop, Vowchurch, Walterstone (Abbeydore Deanery), monumental inscriptions, 1662-1992

Land and Property

Belmont Abbey papers, 18th and 19th century


Land tax assessments for the parish of Eaton-Bishop, 1777-1838


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



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