Status: Ancient Parish
Other places included in the parish: Dirty Middleton, Upton
Parish church: St. Mary Magdalene
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1725
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1667
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
HEREFORD (Little), a village and a parish in the district of Tenbury, and county of Hereford. The village stands on the river Teme, adjacent to the Leominster canal and the Tenbury railway, near the boundary with Worcestershire and Salop, 3 miles W by N of Tenbury; and has a post office under Tenbury. The parish contains also the hamlet of Dirty Middleton, and the township of Upton. Acres, 3,550. Real property, £4,882; of which £12 are in the canal. Pop., 458. Houses, 97. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Sir Joseph Bailey. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Ashford-Carbonell, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is ancient, of various dates; was well restored in 1852; and contains a piscina, sedilia, two ancient brasses, and several monuments. There are some charity cottages.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851
Hereford (Little), with Upton, a parish in Wolphy hund., union of Tenbury, county of Hereford; 7 miles north-north-east of Leominster, on the river Teme, and intersected by the post-road from Ludlow to Tenbury. Living, a discharged vicarage with the rectory of Ashford-Carbonell, a peculiar, exempt from visitation, rated at £6 14s.; gross income £231.
Patron, the Chancellor of Hereford. Here are 2 daily schools. Ten cottages were erected lor the accommodation of paupers, on land received in exchange for the Poor’s Acre. Poor rates, in 1838, £194 19s. Hops are cultivated in this parish to the extent of 48 acres. Acres 3,840. Houses 86. A. P. £4,495. Pop., in 1801, 417; in 1831, 477.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.
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Civil Registration District: Tenbury
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Leominster
Poor Law Union: Tenbury