Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Ocle Pychard is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Livers Ocle.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1773

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ocle Pychard

  • Withington
  • Ullingswick
  • Felton
  • Stretton Grandison
  • Preston Wynne
  • Much Cowarne
  • West Hide
  • Morton Jeffries

Historical Descriptions

Ocle Pychard

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OCLE-PITCHARD, a parish in Bromyard district, Hereford; 3¼ miles N by W of Stoke-Edith r. station, and 6¾ S W by W of Bromyard. It includes Ocle-Livers; and its post town is Withington, under Hereford. Acres, 1, 507. Real property, £2, 709. Pop. in 1851, 221; in 1861, 299. Houses, 51. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to J. L. Harrison, Esq. The S side of the parish is traversed by the Hereford and Gloucester canal. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, not reported. Patron, T. Hill, Esq. The church is ancient; has a fine tower and some good painted windows; and was restored in 1869. There is a free school.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Ocle-Pitchard, 6 m. S.W. Bromyard. P. 219.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


  • 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

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