Hampton Bishop is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Tuplsey with the Vineyard, Tupsley, Hampton Park, Eign Hill, Aylestone Hill, The Vineyard (extra parochial)

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1670
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1669

Nonconformists: Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Hampton Bishop, a village and a parish in the district and county of Hereford. The village stands between the rivers Wye and Lugg, 2 ½ miles SSW of Withington r. station, and 4 SE by E of Hereford; and has a post-office under Hereford. The parish includes also the township of Tupsley, and comprises 2,845 acres. Real property, £7,967. Pop. in 1851, 913; in 1861, 1,047. Houses, 203. The property is much subdivided. Some of the inhabitants are employed in making baskets and sieves. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £413. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church is ancient; was recently restored; and contains monuments to Col. Weare. The township of Tupsley was recently constructed a separate charge, with a new church. Charities, £16.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Hampton-Bishop, 5 m. S.E. Hereford. P. 785

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


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.

Pritchard Richard, Tupsley, Herefordshire, brick maker, March 27, 1838.

Russell James, Tidnor mill, and Tupsley, Herefordshire, miller, July 11, 1837.

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: Hereford
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford
Diocese: Hereford
Rural Deanery: Hereford
Poor Law Union: Hereford
Hundred: Grimsworth
Province: Canterbury