Little Hereford Herefordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Other places included in the parish: Dirty Middleton, Upton

Parish church: St. Mary Magdalene

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1725
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1667

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HEREFORD (Little), a village and a parish in the district of Tenbury, and county of Hereford. The village stands on the river Teme, adjacent to the Leominster canal and the Tenbury railway, near the boundary with Worcestershire and Salop, 3 miles W by N of Tenbury; and has a post office under Tenbury. The parish contains also the hamlet of Dirty Middleton, and the township of Upton. Acres, 3,550. Real property, £4,882; of which £12 are in the canal. Pop., 458. Houses, 97. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Sir Joseph Bailey. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Ashford-Carbonell, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is ancient, of various dates; was well restored in 1852; and contains a piscina, sedilia, two ancient brasses, and several monuments. There are some charity cottages.

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

Hereford (Little), with Upton, a parish in Wolphy hund., union of Tenbury, county of Hereford; 7 miles north-north-east of Leominster, on the river Teme, and intersected by the post-road from Ludlow to Tenbury. Living, a discharged vicarage with the rectory of Ashford-Carbonell, a peculiar, exempt from visitation, rated at £6 14s.; gross income £231.
Patron, the Chancellor of Hereford. Here are 2 daily schools. Ten cottages were erected lor the accommodation of paupers, on land received in exchange for the Poor’s Acre. Poor rates, in 1838, £194 19s. Hops are cultivated in this parish to the extent of 48 acres. Acres 3,840. Houses 86. A. P. £4,495. Pop., in 1801, 417; in 1831, 477.

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

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


Little Hereford Kellys Herefordshire Directory 1863


Vision of Britain historical maps


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