Blakemere, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Blakemere is an ancient Parish in the union of Weobley, hundred of Webtree, county of Herefordshire.

Alternative names: Blackmoor, Blakemore

Parish church: St. Leonard

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1662
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Blakemere

  • Moccas
  • Preston on Wye
  • Peterchurch
  • Tyberton

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Blakemere, or Blackmoor, a parish in the hund, of Webtree, county of Hereford; 10½ miles west of Hereford. Living, a discharged vicarage united with that of Preston. There is a small daily school here. Pop., in 1801, 167; in 1831, 190. Houses 36. Acres 1,080. A.P. £1,119. Poor rates, in 1837, £48

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Blakemere, 9 miles N.W. Hereford. P. 183

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


Blakemere Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858


  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Weobley
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Hereford
  • Poor Law Union: Weobley
  • Hundred: Webtree
  • Province: Canterbury