Winforton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: St. Mary; St Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1690
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WINFORTON, a parish in the district of Presteigne and county of Hereford; 1¾ mile SW of Eardisley r. station, and 6 NE of Hay. It has a post-office under Hereford. Acres, 1,099. Rated property, £1,534. Pop., 162. Houses, 36. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £214. Patron, the Rev. H. Blisset. The church is good; and there are an endowed school with £12 a year, and charities £8.

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

Directories

Winforton Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Winforton is a township, parish, and village, 14 ½ miles west-north-west from Hereford, 7 ½ from Kington, and 6 from Hay, in Huntington Hundred, Kington Union, and Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; it is situated on the northern bank of the river Wye, and on the road from Hereford to Hay and Brecon. The church of St. Michael is an old stone building, in good repair; has nave, north transept, chancel, and tower (the latter partly of wood) an organ, and five bells. The living is a rectory, worth £214 yearly, with residence, in the gift alternately, of the Domville and Blisset families; the Rev. Wm. Domville, M.A., is the incumbent. The population, in 1851, was 159, and the acreage is about 1,099. The soil is chiefly alluvial; the subsoil is gravel and clay. Rev. William Domville is lord of the manor; and the Rev. William Domville, Rev Henry Blisset, and Mr. John Brown, are chief landowners.

Nicholas Common is a place here.

Letters through Hay, which is the nearest money order office.

Miscellaneous

Davies Thomas, blacksmith

Domville Rev. Wm., M.A., the Lodge

Penney Joseph, boot and shoe maker and shopkeeper

Pryce Wm., carpenter

Farmers

Brown John, (and maltster)

Green Thomas, Sun Inn

Powell John, Nicholas common

Richards George

Wall Edmund

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

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Administration

County: Herefordshire
Civil Registration District: Presteigne
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Hereford
Rural Deanery: Weobley
Poor Law Union: Kington
Hundred: Huntington
Province: Canterbury

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