Bishops Frome with Fromes Hill, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Bishop’s Frome with Fromes Hill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Leadon, Stanford Regis, Hailmonds Frome, Walton, Egleton, Eggleton, and Fromes Hill.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1564

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

Parishes adjacent to Bishop’s Frome with Fromes Hill

  • Acton Beauchamp
  • Stanford Bishop
  • Castle Frome
  • Evesbatch
  • Cradley
  • Yarkhill
  • Stretton Grandison
  • Avenbury
  • Much Cowarne
  • Bosbury

Historical Descriptions

Bishop’s Frome

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bishops-Froome, 4 m. S. Bromyard. P. 1079.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Froome, Bishop’s (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Bromyard, hundred of Radlow, county of Hereford; containing, with the township of Eggleton, 1079 inhabitants, of whom 900 are in the township of Bishop’s-Froome, 4½ miles (S. by E.) from Bromyard. The parish comprises by measurement 4014 acres; the soil in the hills is of light quality, and in the valleys deep and extremely rich; the surface is finely varied, and the scenery enriched with stately timber. The small river Froome flows through the parish, turning numerous mills. There are quarries of limestone and other kinds of stone, extensively wrought; and great quantities of lime are burnt. The living is a vicarage, endowed with a portion of the rectorial tithes, and valued in the king’s books at £8. 5. 10.; net income, £608; patron, Rev. John Hopton; impropriators of the remainder of the rectorial tithes, the family of Johnson, and others. The church is a very ancient structure, with a handsome Norman arched doorway, and a similar arch between the nave and the chancel. A free school is endowed with £15 per annum; and there are four almshouses for the poor. A court baron for the see of Hereford is held occasionally. Richard Hopton, lord chief justice in the reigns of Charles II. and James II. was buried in the church.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Halmonds Frome

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Froome, Halmonds, a township, in the parish of Bishop’s-Froome, union of Bromyard, hundred of Radlow, county of Hereford, 5 miles (S. by E.) from Bromyard; containing, with the townships of Leadon and Walton, 264 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.


Bishops Frome Kellys Herefordshire Directory 1863

Bishops Frome Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858


  • 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: Radlow
  • Province: Canterbury

A Grim Almanac of Herefordshire (Grim Almanacs)
by Nicola Sly (Author)

A Grim Almanac of Herefordshire is a day-by-day catalogue of 365 ghastly tales from around the county. Full of dreadful deeds, strange disappearances and a multitude of mysteries, this almanac explores the darker side of Herefordshire’s past.

Here are stories of tragedy, torment and the truly unfortunate with diverse tales of murderers, bodysnatchers, duelists, poachers, rioters and rebels. Joining them are accounts of tragic suicides, accidents and bizarre deaths, including William Prosser, who died in Clodock in 1893 as the result of a practical joke; the farmer bitten to death by his horse in 1887; and the young man from Colwall who allegedly sat on a spike. Also here is the case of a Yorkshire tramp, whose body was found in Weobley in 1894, and the murders and suicide of Charles Hankins and his two young children in Ledbury in 1896. Some killers were lucky to get away with charges of manslaughter, such as Thomas Carlyle, who shot a coachman near Leominster in 1871, and George Hatton, who rid himself of a nagging wife near Ross in 1893. All these, plus tales of fires, catastrophes, explosions and disasters, are here.

Generously illustrated, this chronicle is an entertaining and readable record of Herefordshire’s grim past. Read on … if you dare!


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