Leinthall Starkes Herefordshire Family History Guide

St Mary Magdalene, Leinthall Starkes
Photo of St Mary Magdalene, Leinthall Starkes by Philip Pankhurst, some rights reserved.

Leinthall Starkes is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Herefordshire, created in 1783 from a chapelry in Aymestrey Ancient Parish.

Parish church: St Mary Magdalene

Parish registers begin: 1740

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Leinthall Starkes

  • Wigmore
  • Leinthall Earls
  • Elton
  • Leintwardine
  • Burrington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Leinthall Starkes
Leinthall Starkes. The larger of the two Leinthalls. Some old limestone houses along the long main street. The copyright on this image is owned by Richard Webb and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Leinthall-Starkes, a parish, with a village, in the district of Ludlow and county of Hereford; 5 miles WNW of Woofferton-Junction r. station, and 6 SW by W of Ludlow. Post town, Wigmore, under Kingsland, Herefordshire. Acres, 990. Real property, with Leinthall-Earls, and Elton, £3,791. Rated property of Leinthall-Starkes. alone, £1,017. Pop., 144. Houses, 29. The property is all in one estate. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £53. Patron, A. R. B. Knight, Esq. The church is ancient, and has a belfry. There are an endowed school, with £14 a year, and other charities £4.

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

Leinthall-Starkes, 5 miles S.W. Ludlow. P. 147.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Leinthall-Starkes, a parish in the hundred of Wigmore, county of Hereford, 6 miles (S. W. by W.) from Ludlow, containing 131 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, endowed with £1000 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Hereford. The church is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

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