Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Peter and St. Paul

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1567
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Stoke Lacy, a parish with a village, in Bromyard district, Hereford; 4¼ miles SW by S of Bromyard, and 5½ N of Ashperton r. station. It has a post-office under Worcester. Acres, 2005. Real property, £2,818. Pop., 348. Houses, 78. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £250. Patron, the Rev. R. C. Douglas. The church is good, and has a tower and spire. There is an endowed school with £20 a year.

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-LACY (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Bromyard, hundred of Broxash, county of Hereford, 4 miles (S. W. by S.) from Bromyard; containing 413 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Bromyard to Hereford, and comprises 1992a. 1r. 8p., of which nearly half are arable, and the remainder meadow and pasture, with 64 acres of hop-grounds. The surface is hilly, and the subsoil a strong clay; stone of excellent quality is quarried for building, and limestone is extensively used for agricultural purposes. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £8, and in the gift of John Kempson, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £315. 12.; there is a glebe-house, and the glebe contains about 20 acres. The body of the church is dilapidated; the chancel has lately been rebuilt by the incumbent, and is considered one of the finest specimens in the county of the early English style. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


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.

Hill James, jun., Stoke Lacy, Hereford, dealer and chapman, Feb. 3, 1829.

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