Leinthall Earles Herefordshire Family History Guide

St Andrew's parish church, Leinthall Earls, Herefordshire
Photo of St Andrew’s parish church, Leinthall Earls, Herefordshire, seen from the southeast by Philip Pankhurst, some rights reserved.

Leinthall Earles is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Herefordshire, created in 1756 from a chapelry in Aymestrey Parish.

Alternative names: Leinthall Earls

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin: 1766

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Leinthall Earles

  • Wigmore
  • Lucton
  • Richard’s Castle
  • Croft
  • Elton
  • Leinthall Starkes
  • Aymestrey
  • Kinsham
  • Kingsland
  • Orleton
  • Yarpole

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Leinthall-Earls, a chapelry in Aymestrey parish, Hereford; 4¼ miles NW of Berrington and Eye r. station, and 6 SW of Ludlow. Post town, Wiginore, under Kingsland, Herefordshire. The statistics are returned with the parish. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £64. Patron, the Vicar of Aymestrey. The church is small; and there is a slightly endowed 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

Earls-Lenthall, incl. in Aymestry

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Leinthall Earls
Leinthall Earls. House built from the local limestone. The village is dominated by a large quarry. The copyright on this image is owned by Richard Webb and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

LEINTHALL (EARLS), a chapelry in that part of the parish of Aymestrey which is in the hundred of Wigmore, county of Hereford, 7 miles (S. W.) from Ludlow. The population is returned with the parish. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, endowed with £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Aymestrey. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew. A charity school here is endowed with about £9 a year, and a house and garden for the master. There is also an almshouse.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831


Leinthall Earls Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

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