Stoke Prior is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Herefordshire, created in 1745 from chapelry in Leominster Ancient Parish.

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Other places included in the parish: Little Wickton, Risbury, Wickton, Wickton with Little Wickton

Parish church: St Luke

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STOKE-PRIOR, a parish, with a village and two hamlets, in Leominster district, Hereford, 2½ miles SSE of Leominster r. station. It has a post-office under Leominster. Acres, 2,569. Real property, £3,322-Pop., 448. Houses, 106. The manor belongs to J. Arkwright, Esq. The living is a p. curacy, united with Docklow, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £132. Patron, the Vicar of Leominster. The church was mainly rebuilt, and the chancel restored, in 1863. There is a national school.

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-PRIOR, a parish, in the union of Leominster, hundred of Wolphy, county of Hereford; containing, with the township of Wickton, and part of Risbury, 468 inhabitants, of whom 320 are in Stoke-Prior township, 3 miles (S. E.) from Leominster. The parish is situated on the left bank of the river Lug, and comprises 2308 acres. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Docklow annexed, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Leominster, with a net income of £132: the tithes of the parish, payable to the Bishop of Hereford, have been commuted for £142.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

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Census Records

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England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


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