Walterstone is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1761
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1712

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WALTERSTONE, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; 1½ mile N of Pandy r. station, and 4¾ SW of Abbeydore. Post town, Abergavenny. Acres, 1,241. Real property, £965. Pop., 173. Houses, 37. The property is subdivided. There are two Roman camps. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £136. Patron, E. Higginson, Esq. The church is tolerable. Charities, £6.

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

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


Walterstone Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Walterstone is a parish and village, half a mile north from the Pandy railway station, 3 miles south-west from Pontrilas railway station, 15 south-west from Hereford, 4 south from Abbey Dore, in Ewias Lacy Hundred, Abbey Dore Union, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; it is stated on the river Monnow, on the borders of Monmouthshire. The church is an old stone building, with small tower, in the early English style, in good repair, and has nave, porch, chancel, font, and two bells. The living is a vicarage, worth £145 yearly; the Rev. Theophilus Morgan, M.A., is the incumbent. There are two camps in the parish, one Norman, the other supposed to be Roman, there is also a circular moat near the church, in the centre of which it is possible there was once a castle, but there are no traces remaining to show that such was the case. The population, in 1851, was 147; the acreage is 1,241. The soil is red clay. The two largest farms, containing together about 470 acres, are held under a lease from Guys Hospital for a long term of years. Allyrunnis, the principal farmhouse in the parish, was formerly the residence of Lord Burleigh, the able minister to Queen Elizabeth, and still retains some of the remains of its ancient grandeur, having the Arms of Burleigh in painted glass in the window.

The Allyrunnis, The Vineyard, Goytree, Rockyfold, The Cwm, and Pentwyn Court, are farms.

Letters through Abergavenny, which is to nearest money order office.


Morgan Rev. Theophilus

Parry John, shoemaker

Pitt George, shopkeeper

Pitt Hebert, wheelwright

Teague Mrs. Mary, beer retailer


Gilbert David, Coedy gravel

Jones David, New buildings

Jones Job, Vineyard

Jones Thomas, Pentwyn

Prosser Mrs., the Cwm

Rogers John, Allyrunnis

Rogers John, Goytree

Smith Aaron, Court

Williams Richard, Rocky fold

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: Hereford
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Brecon
Diocese: St David’s
Rural Deanery: Brecknock
Poor Law Union: Dore
Hundred: Ewyas Lacey
Province: Canterbury