St Margaret's Church
St Margaret’s Church. A modest exterior concealing a breathtakingly delicate carved screen.


St Margarets is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: St Margaret

Parish registers begin: 1702

Parishes adjacent to St Margarets

  • Newton
  • Bacton
  • Abbey Dore
  • Turnastone
  • Peterchurch
  • Dulas
  • Vowchurch
  • Michaelchurch Escley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Margaret (St.), a parish in the district and county of Hereford; near the river Dore, 3¼ miles NW by N of Abbeydore, and 5½ NNW of Pontrilas r. station. Posttown, Abbeydore, under Hereford. Acres, 2,582. Real property, £2,032. Pop., 343. Houses, 66. The property is much subdivided. The surface is hilly and well wooded; and the higher grounds command extensive views. Stone is quarried. The living is a Vicarage, united with the vicarage of Michaelchurch-Eskley, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £162. Patron, Lady Langdale. The church is ancient, and was partially restored in 1866. Charities, £17.

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

Margaret’s (St.), 11 miles S.W. Hereford. P. 304

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

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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