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


Wormelow Herefordshire 1914


(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.


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: Hereford
  • Hundred: Wormelow
  • Province: Canterbury