Edvin Loach is a small parish, 3 miles N.E. from Bromyard, in the upper division of the hundred of Doddingtree, and an isolated part of the county of Hereford, and contained in 1851 a population of 69 inhabitants.

The Church is a small, ancient edifice, consisting of nave, chancel, and small western tower. The living is a Rectory, in the patronage of E. Higginson, Esq., with Tedstone Wafer, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford. Rev. James Grassett, M.A., Rector; Mr. Edward Benbow, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. alternately.


Grassett Rev. James, M.A., Rector, Rectory

Abell Thomas, farmer, The Hope

Benbow Edward, Parish Clerk

Bevan Jane, farmer, Steeple Farm

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855