Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Stretton Grandison is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire. Ashperton is a chapelry of Stretton Grandison.

Alternative names: Stretton Grandsome

Parish church: St. Lawrence

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Stretton Grandison

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STRETTON-GRANDSOME, a parish in Ledbury district, Hereford; 3 miles NNW of Ashperton r. station, and 6½ NW of Ledbury. Post town, Ledbury. Acres, 710. Real property, £1,706. Pop., 130. Houses, 27. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with Ashperton, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £479. Patron, the Rev. J. Hopton. The church is good. Charities, £13.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

STRETTON-GRANDISOME (St. Lawrence), a parish, in the union of Ledbury, hundred of Radlow, county of Hereford, 7 miles (N. W.) from Ledbury; containing 139 inhabitants. The parish comprises by computation 1100 acres. The river Frome bounds it on the south; the road from Leominster to Ledbury passes through it from north to south, and the line of the Ledbury and Hereford canal crosses its south-west corner. The living is a vicarage endowed with the rectorial tithes, with the living of Ashperton annexed, and valued in the king's books at £9. 4. 2.; net income, £479; patron, the Rev. J. Hopton. The tithes of the parish were commuted for land in 1812; there is a glebe-house, and the glebe altogether contains about 160 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Directories

Stretton Grandison Herefordshire 1914

Stretton Grandison

Hopton Capt. Guy William, The Homend.
Hopton Lady C., The Homend.
Bedford Jas., farmer, etc., Whitwick Manor farm.
Betteridge Harry, farmer, etc., Stretton court.
Bowkett Jas., carrier, Stretton bank.
Brewer Thos., farmer, The Hutt (Much Cowarne).
Deem Geo., blksmith, Stretton bank.
Davies Alb., coachman, The Coppy.
Lewis Geo. Fredk., farmer, New ho.
Osborne John Prendergast, School house.
Pitt Stephen, farmer, Townsend.
Taylor Thos. Geo., wheelwright and pump maker.
Peart Miss May, Stretton Post office.
Randle Rev. C. C. W., vicar of Stretton Grandison & Ashperton.
(Dent Percy, assist. overseer; res., Watery lane, Yarkhill).

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

Administration

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