Peterchurch is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.
Status: Ancient Parish
Parish church: St Peter
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1711
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.
- St Margaret's
- Michaelchurch Escley
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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
PETERCHURCH, a village and a parish in the district and county of Hereford, The village stands on the river Dore, 6½ miles SSW of Moorhampton r. station, and 11 W by S of Hereford; and has a post-office under Hereford. The parish comprises 5,089 acres. Real property, £5,925. Pop., 710. Houses, 159. Urishay Castle is the seat of T. Delahay, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £327. Patron, J. Bull, Esq. The church is Norman; consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower; and contains numerous monumental remains. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, an endowed school with £50 a year, alms-houses, and other charities £8.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: Hereford
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Weobley
Poor Law Union: Dore