Edvin Ralph is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Alternative names: Edwin Ralph, Edwin Ralph with Butterley, Edwyn Ralph

Other places in the parish: Butterley

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1651
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1624

Adjacent Parishes

Boundary Changes

24 Mar 1884 Edvin Ralph was enlarged by gaining part of Wacton transferring Upper Horton Farm Houses in 1891.

24 Mar 1884 Edvin Ralph was reduced to enlarge Wacton transferring Butterley Houses in 1891.

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EDVIN-RALPH, a parish in Bromyard district, Hereford; 2 miles NNW of Bromyard town and r. station. Post town, Bromyard, under Worcester. Acres, 1,590. Real property, £1,759. Pop., 165. Houses, 31. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Collington, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £403. Patron, W. L. Childe, Esq. The church is ancient, cruciform, and good.

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

Edwin-Ralph with Butterley. a parish in the hund. of Wolphy, union of Bromyard, county of Hereford; 2 miles north-north-west of Bromyard. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Hereford; rated at £6 6s. 10½d.; gross income £318. Patron, in 1835, W. Child, Esq. Charities, in 1836, about £8 12s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838. £118 11s. Acres 1,060. Houses 27. A.P. £1,556. Pop., in 1801, 150; in 1831, 170.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Edwin-Ralph with Butterley, 1 m. N. Bromyard. P. 166

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Edwin, Ralph, co. Hereford.

P. T. Bromyard (125) 2 m. N. Pop. with Butterley To. 157.

A parish in the hundred of Wolphy; living, a dis. rectory in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford; valued in K. B. 6l. 6s. 10½d; patron (1829) — Robinson, Esq.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.


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


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.

Pitt James, Edwin Ralph, Herefordshire, corn dealer, Oct. 27, 1829.



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

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