Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Rowlestone, Rollstone

Other places included in the parish: Oldcastle

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1723
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1702; Separate records exist for Oldcastle beginning 1714

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ROWLSTONE, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; 1½ mile W of Pontrilas r. station, and 2½ SSW of Abbeydore. Post-town, Pontrilas, under Hereford. Acres, 1,678. Real property, £1,227. Pop., 145. Houses, 28. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy, united with the p. curacy of Llancillo, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £200. Patron, Mr. King. The church was restored in 1865.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ROWLSTONE (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Dore, hundred of Ewyaslacy, county of Hereford, 13 miles (S. W. by W.) from Hereford; containing 133 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1676 acres, and is situated near the junction of the Dore with the river Munnow, which latter separates it from the county of Monmouth. The soil is generally well adapted for the cultivation of apples, of which cider is made. Limestone is obtained in the neighbourhood. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £95; patron, incumbent, and impropriator, the Rev. John Morris.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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