Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Ewyas Harold is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Ewias Harold, Euryas Harold

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1734
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1700

Adjacent Parishes

  • Abbey Dore
  • Wormbridge
  • Dulas
  • Rowlstone
  • Kenderchurch
  • Kentchurch
  • Llangua

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EWYAS-HAROLD, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; on an affluent of the river Monnow, 1¼ mile NW of Pontrilas r. station, and 11½ SW of Hereford. Post town, Pontrilas, under Hereford. Acres, 1,838. Real property, £1,895. Pop., 407. Houses, 88. The property is much subdivided. A castle was built here by King Harold, but has disappeared. A small priory of black monks, a cell to Gloucester abbey, also was founded here about 1100. Ewyas was formerly a lordship, extending to the vale of Honddu beyond the Black mountains. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, 110. Patron, Bishop of G. and B The church dates from the 14th century, and is tolerable.

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

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Census and Electoral Rolls

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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 Archdeaconry of Brecon
  • Diocese: St David's
  • Rural Deanery: Brecknock
  • Poor Law Union: Dore
  • Hundred: Webtree
  • Province: Canterbury