Pembridge is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Moorcourt.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1564

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Parishes adjacent to Pembridge

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PEMBRIDGE, a village and a parish in the district of Presteigne and county of Hereford. The village stands on the river Arrow, near the Leominster and Kington railway, 7 miles W of Leominster; was formerly a market town; is nominally a borough, governed by a high bailiff; and has a station on the railway, and a head post-office, designated Pembridge, Herefordshire, and fairs on 13 May and 22 Nov. The parish comprises 7,077 acres. Real property, £10,797; of which £110 are on the railway . Pop. in 1851, 1,319; in 1861, 1,500. Houses, 306. The property is subdivided. The manors belonged anciently to the Mortimers; and belong now to the Rev. F. Evans and J. K. Smithies, Esq. A new mansion was built in 1861. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £975. Patron, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is of the 13th and 14th centuries; and a wooden bell-tower stands near it. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, endowed national schools, alms-houses for 12 persons, and some smaller charities.

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

Pembridge, 7 miles W. Leominster. Mrkt. Tues. P. 1306.

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

Universal British Directory 1791

Pembridge is to the south-west of the river Arrow, 148 miles from London; has a pretty considerable manufactory of woollen cloth, a market on Tuesday, and fairs on May 12 and Nov. 22.

Source: The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture 1791. Volume the Fifth.

Parish Records


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.

Bush James, Pembridge, Herefordshire, glazier and innkeeper, April 6, 1827.


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