Woolhope, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Woolhope is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Butley, Putley, and Buckenhill.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1638

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Woolhope

  • Mordiford
  • Dormington
  • Fownhope with Fawley
  • Brockhampton
  • Ashperton
  • Sollers Hope
  • Putley
  • Stoke Edith
  • Much Marcle
  • Tarrington
  • Pixley
  • Aylton
  • Munsley

Historical Descriptions

Woolhope

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOOLHOPE, a parish, with W. village and two hamlets, in Ledbury district, Herefordshire; 3½ miles E by N of Holme-Lacy r. station, and 7 ESE of Hereford. Post town, Hereford. Acres, 4,653. Real property. £6,319. Pop. in 1851, 902; in 1861, 803. Houses, 163. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £803. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of H. The church is good; and there are slightly endowed schools, and charities £30.

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

Woolhope, 10 m. N. Ross. P. 813.

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

Buckenhill

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Buckenhill, included in Woolhope parish.

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

Administration

County: Herefordshire
Civil Registration District: Ledbury
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford
Diocese: Hereford
Rural Deanery: Hereford
Poor Law Union: Ledbury
Hundred: Greytree
Province: Canterbury

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