Longtown was a chapelry in Clodock, Herefordshire Ancient Parish.

Status: Chapelry

Parish church: St Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1705 see also Clodock
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1799

Nonconformists include: Baptist

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LONGTOWN, a village and a township-chapelry in Clodock parish, Hereford. The village stands on an affluent of the river Monnow, under the Black mountains, 1½ mile E of the boundary with Wales, 4¾ N by W of Pandy r. station, and 5 W by S of Abbeydore; contains a fragment of an ancient castle; and has fairs on 29 April, 22 June, and 21 Sept. The chapelry is extensive; but the acreage of it is returned with the parish. Post town, Abbeydore, under Hereford. Real property, £4,912. Pop., 892. Houses, 184. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £68. Patron, the Vicar of Clodock. There are a Baptist chapel and a free school.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

LONGTOWN, a chapelry, in the parish of Clodock, union of Dore, hundred of Ewyaslacy, county of Hereford, 17 miles (S. W. by W.) from Hereford; containing 869 inhabitants. The chapelry is situated near the eastern base of the Black mountains, and not very distant from the junction of the Eskley and Olchon with the river Munnow; it contains 6104 acres, of which 307 are common or waste. Courts baron for the parish and hundred are held here annually. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £68; patron, the Vicar of Clodock; impropriator, Sir V. Cornewall, Bart. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £279, and the vicarial for £119. The chapel is dedicated to St. Peter. There are some vestiges of a castle; and eastward is an eminence called Money-Farthing Hill.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Roberts Joseph, Clodoch Mills, Herefordshire; and Joseph Roberts, jun., Abergavenny; wine and spirit merchants and corn dealers, July 17, 1840.

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Longtown Through Time

Longtown is now part of Herefordshire district.




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Administration and Boundary Changes