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Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1614
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Adjacent Parishes

Other Places in the Parish:

  • Upper Hardwick
  • Lower Hardwick
  • Lower Burton
  • Lower Bearwood
  • Bearwood
  • Barewood

Schools

Free School

Grammar School
There is an ancient Grammar school of which the Rev James Powell MA is head master now used as a village school endowed with about £50 per annum, the boys belonging to the parish being educated free, and girls paying weekly pence. Source: The Post Office Directory Of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and The City Of Bristol 1863

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EARDISLAND, a parish in Weobly district, Hereford; on the river Arrow, near Watling-street and the Leominster and Kington railway, 2 miles E of Pembridge r. station, and 5 W of Leominster. It has a post office under Pembridge. Acres, 4, 455. Real property, £8, 210. Pop., 894. Houses, 201. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £198. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is old and plain, and was recently in dis-repair. Charities, £51.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

History

The Leon valley : three Herefordshire villages, Kingsland, Monkland and Eardisland

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization and Military records

Church records

Bishop’s transcripts for Eardisland, 1660-1850

Parish registers for Eardisland, 1560-1968

Census

Census returns for Eardisland, 1841-1891

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the parish of Eardisland, 1795-1830

Directories

The Post Office Directory Of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and The City Of Bristol 1863

Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Southall John, Eardisland, Herefordsh., victualler & blacksmith, Apr. 30, 1839.

Maps

Administration

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

Further Reading

The Leon Valley: Three Herefordshire Villages

Eardisland – Portrait of a Village: A Photographic Record of a Historic Heritage

Eardisland: An oral history : the life and times of a Herefordshire village compiled from the memories of its inhabitants

A Herefordshire Life: The Life and Times of Leslie Evans – Bell Ringer, Musician, Craftsman and Countryman

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