Birley, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Birley is an Ancient Parish in the civil parish of Birley with Upper Hill

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1754
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Birley

  • Stretford
  • Kings Pyon
  • Sarnesfield
  • Canon Pyon
  • Hope under Dinmore
  • Dilwyn

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales

BIRLEY, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; on an affluent of the river Lugg, adjacent to Watling-street, 3¾ miles NW of Dinmore r. station, and 4 ENE of Weobley. Post Town, Weobley. Acres, 1,004. Real property, £1,482. Pop., 190. Houses, 35. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of King’s-Pion, in the diocese of Hereford. The church is very good.

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

Birley, 6 miles S.W. Leominster. P. 172

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

Directories

Birley Kellys Herefordshire Directory 1863

Birley Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Administration

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