St Margarets is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: St Margaret

Parish registers begin: 1702

Parishes adjacent to St Margarets

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Margaret (St.), a parish in the district and county of Hereford; near the river Dore, 3¼ miles NW by N of Abbeydore, and 5½ NNW of Pontrilas r. station. Posttown, Abbeydore, under Hereford. Acres, 2,582. Real property, £2,032. Pop., 343. Houses, 66. The property is much subdivided. The surface is hilly and well wooded; and the higher grounds command extensive views. Stone is quarried. The living is a Vicarage, united with the vicarage of Michaelchurch-Eskley, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £162. Patron, Lady Langdale. The church is ancient, and was partially restored in 1866. Charities, £17.

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

Margaret’s (St.), 11 miles S.W. Hereford. P. 304

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

MARGARET’S, St., a parish, in the union of Dore, hundred of Ewyas Lacy, county of Hereford, 13 miles (W. S. W.) from Hereford; containing 304 inhabitants. The parish consists of 2277 acres, in about equal quantities of arable and pasture land, the latter of which is of inferior quality; the surface is ornamented with fine sweeps of wood, the oak and ash being of very luxuriant growth, and extensive views are obtained from the high grounds. The great limestone formation which runs across this part of the county, is here about a mile wide, and consists of numerous strata, resting upon a bed of marl of great depth; stone is quarried for various purposes. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Michael-Church-Eskley annexed; net income, £162; patron, the Earl of Oxford; impropriator, Sir Velters Cornewall, Bart. The church is ancient; at the east end is a rood-loft, the lower part of which is distinguished by compartments painted and gilded.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hereford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Brecon
  • Diocese: St David’s
  • Rural Deanery: Brecknock
  • Poor Law Union: Dore
  • Hundred: Ewyas Lacey
  • Province: Canterbury

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