Much Birch is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Herefordshire, created by 1621 from a chapelry in Much Dewchurch Ancient Parish.

Alterative names: Great Birch, Much Birch

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1599
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BIRCH (Much or Great), a parish in the district and county of Hereford; 3 miles SE of Tram-Inn r. station, and 6½ S of Hereford. It has a post office, of the name of Birch, under Ross. Acres, 1,287. Real property, £2,221. Pop., 496. Houses, 108. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £106. Patron, T. G. Symons, Esq. The church is very good. Charities, £7.

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

Parish Records

Directories

Wormelow Herefordshire 1914

Wormelow

(Attached to Much Birch)

Kerslake Mrs. Florence, Wormelow Tump inn.
Smith Hy., shopkeeper, Post office (telegrams).
Winter Joseph, huntsman, The Kennels.
Court Victor, assistant overseer;) res., St. Gabriels, Wormelow.

Source: The Hereford Journal Directory 1914. Second Issue. Hereford: The Herefordshire Press & Printing Co., Ltd., Offa House.

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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