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
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
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