Vowchurch is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.
Other places in the parish include: Mornington and Straddle.
Status: Ancient Parish
Parish church: St. Bartholomew
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1642
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1670
Nonconformists include: Baptist and Primitive Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
VOWCHURCH, a parish, with two townships, in the district and county of Hereford; 6¼ miles NW of St. Devereux r. station, and 10 W by S of Hereford. Post town, Peterchurch, under Hereford. Acres, 2,690. Real property, £3,380. Pop, 333. Houses, 71. The manor belongs to W. S. Wood, Esq. There is an ancient camp. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £232. Patron, the Prebendary of Putson-Major. The church is old. Charities, £17.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845
Vowchurch (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union of Dore, hundred of Webtree, county of Hereford, 10 miles (W. by S.) from Hereford; containing 355 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated in the Golden valley, on the river Dore, celebrated as a fine trout stream, is also intersected by the road from Hereford to Hay, and comprises 2583a. 3r. 33p., whereof 1022 acres are arable, 1223 meadow and pasture, and 338 woodland and coppice. Stone is quarried, chiefly for building and tiling. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £5. 9.; net income, £200; patron and appropriator, the Prebendary of Putson Major in the Cathedral of Hereford. The church is very ancient, and remarkable for its fine oak roof supported on large pillars of the same material. There was a chapel at Monington-Straddel, but it was pulled down some years since, there being at the time no resident clergyman. A free school is partly supported with the interest of £100; and there are some small bequests for charitable purposes. In the neighbourhood is an old square encampment.
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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Civil Registration District: Hereford
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Weobley
Poor Law Union: Dore