Elton Herefordshire Family History Guide

Elton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Herefordshire, created in 1766 from chapelry in Wigmore Ancient Parish.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1657
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Adjacent Parishes

  • Richard's Castle
  • Aston
  • Leinthall Earles
  • Leinthall Starkes
  • Burrington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ELTON, a parish in the district of Ludlow and county of Hereford; near the boundary with Salop, 3¼ miles NW by W of Woofferton Junction r. station, and 4¾ SW of Ludlow. Post town, Wigmore, under Kingsland, Herefordshire. Acres, 1,470. Real property, with Leinthall-Earls and Leinthall-Starkes, £3,791. Pop., 108. Houses, 18. The property is divided among a few. Elton Hall is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £145. Patron, the Rev. H. Cowdell. The church has a tower, a fine screen, and a noticeable font; and is old but good.

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

Parish Records

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



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