Orcop is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1672

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist and Primitive Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Orcop

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ORCOP, a village and a parish in the district and county of Hereford. The village stands on an affluent of the river Wye, 3¼ miles N W of the river Monnow, at the boundary with Monmouth, 3¾ SE of St. Devereux r. station, and 8½ W by N of Ross; and is a scattered place. The parish comprises 2,403 acres; and its post town is St. Weonards, under Ross. Real property, £1,900. Pop., 583. Houses, 147. The manor belongs to G. Symons, Esq. The living is a donative in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £31. Patron, the Rev. A. Gray. The church shows peculiar and interesting features; was partly restored, partly rebuilt, in 1861; has a massive, richly moulded, oaken roof; has also a unique, three-staged, heavy, oaken tower, reconstructed after themodel of a previous old tower; and contains a new carved stone pulpit. Charities, £7.

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

Orcop, 9 m. S.W. Hereford. P. 570.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ORCOP (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Dore, Upper division of the hundred of Wormelow, county of Hereford, 9½ miles (W. N. W.) from Ross; containing 570 inhabitants. The parish is considerably elevated, and consists of 2371 acres. Limestone is obtained. The living is a donative curacy, in the patronage of William Palmer, Esq. (the impropriator), with a net income of £31: the tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £220.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


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