Kilpeck Herefordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Killpeck

Parish church: St. David

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Wormbridge
  • Much Dewchurch
  • Orcop
  • St Devereux
  • Kenderchurch
  • Kentchurch
  • Garway

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KILLPECK, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; on a branch of the river Monnow, and on the Hereford and Abergavenny railway, near St. Devereux r. station, 8 miles SW by S of Hereford. Post town, Wormbridge, under Hereford. Acres, 2,135. Real property, £1,868. Pop., 267. Houses, 54. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to T. G. Symonds, Esq. A castle was founded on an eminence here, about 1134, by Hugh Fitzwilliam, son of the Conqueror and ancestor of the Kilpecs; and is now represented by only scanty remains. A small Benedictine priory, a cell to Gloucester abbey, was founded about the same time, by the same person; and the church of it still stands, was restored in 1848, and is a remarkably pure and interesting specimen of Norman architecture. The doorway is decorated with zigzag, nailhead, and star mouldings; the corbel table goes all round the building, and has upwards of 74 sculptures of heads, men, and beasts; much of the wall is covered with elaborate ornaments; and the chancel has the form of an apex. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £10. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester.

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 Killpeck, 1661-1857

Parish registers for Killpeck, 1678-1984

Church Records - Indexes

Computer printout of Kilpeck, Herefs., Eng


Census returns for Killpeck, 1841-1891


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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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