Stoke Edith is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire. West Hide is a chapelry of Stoke Edith.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1538

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Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STOKE-EDITH, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; on the Worcester and Hereford railway, 6½ miles E of Hereford. It includes Westhide chapelry, and has a r. station. Post town, Ledbury. Acres, 2,852. Real property, £4,662. Pop., 506. Houses, 101. The manor belonged anciently to the Wallwayns; passed to the Milwaters and others; and, with S.-Edith Park, has belonged, since the time of Charles II., to the Foleys. The living is a rectory, with Westhide, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £470. Patron, Lady Emily Foley. The church has a low tower and tall spire, and is good. Charities, £6.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

STOKE-EDITH (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Radlow, union and county of Hereford, 7¼ miles (E.) from Hereford; containing 347 inhabitants. It comprises 1674 acres, of which 20 are common or waste land. The subsoil is a deep clay; the surface is flat, except in Stoke Park, which is elevated, and commands extensive and beautiful prospects. The living is a rectory, with the perpetual curacy of Westhide annexed, valued in the king’s books at £15, and in the gift of Edward T. Foley, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £320; there is a glebe-house, and the glebe contains 103 acres. An ancient sword, some curious beads, several human skeletons with their faces downwards, and other relics, have been found at Radlow Bush, in the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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Stoke Edith Herefordshire 1914

Stoke Edith

Badham George, stationmaster.
Chilman W., head gamekeeper.
Dent H. J., frmr., Perton ct. farm.
Foley Paul Henry, D. L., J.P., Stoke Edith park.
Griffiths Richard, postmaster.
Longville A., parish clerk.
Morgan Edward, estate mason.
Onslow Rev. M. R. S., M.A., Recty.
Roberts Fredk., head gardener, Stoke Edith gardens.
South Wales Coal Co., depot, Railway station.
Wargent William and Sons, agricultural engineers and implement makers.
(Assistant overseer: Edwards J. B.; res., Pembridge Lodge, St. Owen street, Hereford).

Source: The Hereford Journal Directory 1914. Second Issue. Hereford: The Herefordshire Press & Printing Co., Ltd., Offa House.


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