Avenbury, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Avenbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places included in the parish: Munderfield Row

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1661

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Parishes adjacent to Avenbury

  • Stanford Bishop
  • Bishop’s Frome with Fromes Hill
  • Stoke Lacy
  • Bredenbury
  • Much Cowarne
  • Bromyard
  • Wacton

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Avenbury, a parish in Bromyard district, Hereford; on the river Frome, 1 ½ mile SSE of Bromyard, and 7 ½ E of Dinmore r. station. It includes a detached tract, situated near Bridenbury; and its post-town is Bromyard under Worcester. Acres, 3,233. Real property, £4,155. Pop., 371. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. Limestone occurs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £80. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good. There was anciently a small priory.

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

Avenbury, 1 mile S.E. Bromyard. P. 382.

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

Directories

Avenbury Littlebury’s Worcestershire Directory 1879

Avenbury Kellys Herefordshire Directory 1863

Avenbury Cassey Herefordshire Directory 1858

Administration

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