Hope under Dinmore was originally a chapelry in Leominster Ancient Parish was then formed as an Ecclesiastical parish in 1741 until 1928 when Hope under Dinmore with Ford Ecclesiastical parish was formed.

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Alternative names: Hope Hampton, Hope under Dunmore

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1701
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Hope under Dinmore

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOPE-UNDER-DINMORE, a village and a parish in Leominster district, Hereford. The village stands under Dinmore Hill, near the river Lug, and near the Dinmore station of the Hereford and Shrewsbury railway, 4¼ miles S by E of Leominster. The parish is sometimes called Hope-Hampton; and its post town is Leominster. Acres, 3,796. Real property, £3,779. Pop., 662. Houses, 134. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Hampton Court, belongs to John Arkwright, Esq. See Hampton Court. A preceptory of Knights Templars was on Dinmore Hill, and has left some vestiges. A tunnel of the Hereford and Shrewsbury railway, 1,100 yards long, goes through Dinmore Hill. There are petrifying springs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £133. Patron, John H. Arkwright, Esq. The church is modern, with a tower; and contains tombs of the Coningsbys. There are a national school, a free school, and charities £4.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

HOPE-UNDER-DINMORE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Leominster, hundred of Wolphy, county of Hereford, 4 miles (S. by E.) from Leominster; containing 586 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the river Lug, and on the road from Leominster to Hereford, comprises 3657a. 2r. 6p.; the soil in some parts is light, and in others a deep loam resting on gravel, and appropriated chiefly to the growth of hops and of apples. Stone of good quality for paving and building is quarried. Hampton Court, here, the magnificent seat of the family of Arkwright, situated in a park eight miles in circumference, was built by Sir Rowland Lenthall, who distinguished himself at Agincourt, where he had a command, and took so many prisoners, that with their ransom he completed the edifice. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £100; patron, the Bishop of Hereford, who, with the family of Arkwright, is impropriator. The church was rebuilt in 1815; several members of the Coningsby family have been interred in it, one of whom, Sir Thomas, founded Coningsby hospital, Hereford. On the western brow of Dinmore Hill is the site of a commandery of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Hampton Court Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Hampton Court, a seat in Hope-under-Dinmore parish, Hereford; on the river Lugg, 4 ½ miles SSE of Leominster. It belongs to the Coningsbys, and passed to the Earls of Essex. It was originally built by Sir R. Lenthall, who figured at Agincourt; was restored by Campbell; is in the castellated style; forms a quadrangle, with gate-house and two towers on the north side; has a chapel with carved timber roof; contains William III’s bed, some old furniture, and some interesting portraits; and stands in a park of about 8 miles in circuit.

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

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