Brilley, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Brilley, a chapelry in Kington, Herefordshire Ancient Parish. The parish boundary forms part of the boundary with Wales.

Brilley is a village and civil parish on the Welsh border in Herefordshire.

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1581; see also Kington
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Brilley

  • Huntington
  • Kington
  • Whitney
  • Clifford
  • Eardisley with Bollingham
  • Clyro
  • Michaelchurch On Arrow
  • Newchurch

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRILLEY, a parish in the district of Presteigne and county of Hereford; and a subdistrict partly also in the county of Radnor. The parish lies on the verge of the county near the river Wye and the Hereford and Brecon railway, 5½ miles NNE of Hay. Post Town, Whitney, under Hereford. Acres, 3,792. Real property, £4,182. Pop., 517. Houses, 104. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Michael church, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £350. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. A school has £50 from endowment; and other charities £6. The subdistrict contains seven parishes. Acres, 15,315. Pop., 2,067. Houses, 409.

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

Brilley, 6½ m. S. Kington. P. 587.

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


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