Harewood Herefordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Denis

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1759 see also Pencoyd
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1772

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Llanwarne
  • Hentland
  • Pencoyd
  • Llandinabo

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HAREWOOD, a parish in Ross district, Hereford; near the river Wye, 3¾ miles WSW of Fawley r. station, and 5½ NW of Ross. It has a post-office, of the name of Harewood-End, under Ross. Acres, 664. Real property, £1,016. Pop., 101. Houses, 20. Harewood-House is the seat of Sir Hungerford Hoskyns, Bart. An ancient forest, including the parish and extending beyond it, was called Harewood forest, and contained the castle of Earl Ethelwold, who is supposed to have been assassinated by King Edgar. The living is a donative in the diocese of Hereford. Value, not reported. Patron, Sir H. Hoskyns, Bart. The church has long been disused.

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

Parish Records

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

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Harewood, 1772-1838

Parish registers for Harewood, 1781-1943

The register book of Llandinabo, Pencoyd and Harewood in the county of Hereford

Church Records - Indexes

Computer printout of Harewood, St. John, Herefs., Eng

Census

Census returns for Harewood, 1841-1891

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the parish of Harewood, 1776-1831

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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