Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660
Administration
  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ledbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Frome
  • Poor Law Union: Ledbury
  • Hundred: Radlow
  • Province: Canterbury
Other Places in the Parish
  • Wayend Street
  • Clenchers Mill

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EASTNOR, a parish in Ledbury district, Hereford; under the Malvern hills, near the Worcester and Hereford railway, 1¼ mile E of Ledbury. It has a post office under Ledbury. Acres, 3,186. Real property, £3,664; of which £22 are in quarries. Pop., 478. Houses, 105. The property is not much divided. The parish gives the title of Viscount to Earl Somers. Eastnor Castle, the Earl’s seat, is a splendid mansion, on the plan of ancient baronial castles. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value not reported. Patron, Earl Somers. The church was recently rebuilt; and contains monuments of the Somers family.

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

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

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