Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Hope Mansel

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1556
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOPE-MANSELL, a village and a parish in Ross district, Hereford. The village stands in a valley engirt with wooded hills, adjacent to Dean forest in Gloucestershire, 3 miles W of Mitcheldean-Road r. station, and 4½ SSE of Ross; and has a post office under Gloucester. The parish comprises 1,173 acres. Real property, £2,040. Pop., 205. Houses, 40. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £240. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient but good, and has a small bell turret.

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

Hope-Mansell, a parish in Greytree hund., union of Ross, Herefordshire; 3½ miles south-east by south of Ross. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Hereford; rated at £6 5s., and returned at £119; gross income £205, Tithes commuted in 1839; aggregate amount £187 6s. 2d. rectorial. Acres 1,190. Houses 29. A. P. £923. Pop., in 1801, 92; in 1831, 141. Poor rates, in 1838, £47 3s.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

HOPE-MANSELL (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Ross, hundred of Greytree, county of Hereford, 5 miles (S. E. by S.) from Ross; containing 187 inhabitants. It lies in the southern part of the county, on the borders of Gloucestershire, which bounds it on the north-east and south-east; and consists of 1168 acres of a productive soil. Limestone abounds. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £6. 5., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes produce £194, and the glebe contains 33½ acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Hope-Mansell, 1661-1848

Parish registers for Hope-Mansell, 1555-1887


Census returns for Hope-Mansell, 1841-1891


Land tax assessments for the parish of Hope-Mansell, 1747-1830


Vision of Britain historical maps


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

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