Tedstone Wafer is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1729
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

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Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TEDSTONE-WAFER, a parish in Bromyard district, Hereford; 3&hg. miles NNE of Bromyard, and 7¼ SSE of Newnham r. station. It has a post-office under Worcester. Acres, 683. Real property, £703. Pop., 74. Houses, 17. The living is a rectory, annexed to Edwin-Loach.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

TEDSTONE-WAFER, a parish, in the union of Bromyard, hundred of Broxash, county of Hereford, 3 ¾ miles (N. E. by N.) from Bromyard; containing 92 inhabitants. It comprises 800 acres : limestone abounds in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory, united to that of Edvin-Loach, and valued in the king’s books at £1. 10. : the tithes have been commuted, for £80, and the glebe comprises 2 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

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Tedstone Wafer Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Tedstone Wafer is a small parish, 4 ½ miles north-east from Bromyard (its post town), and 14 from Worcester railway station, I is in Broxash Hundred, Bromyard Union, Frome deanery, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric. The church is a very small old building. The living is a rectory, worth £80 yearly, and half an acre of glebe land, in the gift of Edmund Higginson, Esq. Here is a free school for boys and girls. The population, in 1851, was 69, and the acreage is 709. The soil is light clay. Edmund Higginson, Esq., is lord of the manor and owner of the parish. The chief crops are wheat, beans, oats, bailey and hops.

Letters though Bromyard, which is the nearest money order office.

Free School, William Barnett, master
Barrett William, postmaster
Berry Thomas, wheelwright
Drew Edward, farmer, Tedstone court
Drew William, farmer, Cutnell
Hartwright William, farmer, the Green

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.: History, Topography, and Directory of Herefordshire. Printed by William Bailey, 107, Fishergate 1858.


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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