Madley Herefordshire Family History Guide

Nativity of the Virgin, Madley
Photo of Nativity of the Virgin, Madley From the East. by Philip Pankhurst, some rights reserved.

Madley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire. Tyberton is a chapelry of Madley.

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Baptist.

Parishes adjacent to Madley

  • Abbey Dore
  • Preston on Wye
  • Kenchester
  • Kingstone
  • Byford
  • Bridge Sollers
  • Mansel Lacy
  • Eaton Bishop
  • Vowchurch
  • Tyberton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Madley, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district and county of Hereford. The village stands 1½ mile S of the river Wye, 4¼ NW of Tram-Inn r. station, and 5¾ W by S of Hereford; dates from ancient times; was once a market-town; is now a seat of petty sessions; and has a post office under Hereford.—The parish comprises 5,360 acres. Real property, £8,108. Pop. in 1851, 927; in 1861, 970. Houses, 198. A castle formerly stood at the village. A ferry for horses and carriages is on the Wye to Bridge-Sollers and Byford. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Tiberton, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £608. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church is partly Norman, but chiefly decorated English; has a polygonal apse, over a fine octagonal crypt, with central shaft and good groining; has, in the E end of a small chapel, a large five light window; has elsewhere windows mostly of two lights, in mixtures of early English and decorated English; has, at the W end, a beautiful embattled tower, surmounted by a high turret, locally called “Jacob’s Chair; ”and contains decorated sedilla, remains of stalls with desks and miserere seats, a remarkable ancient font, and several handsome monuments. A broken cross is near the church, and another is near the village. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £27. -The sub-district contains also seven other parishes. Acres, 19,790. Pop., 3,088. Houses, 657

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

Madley, 6m. S.W. Hereford. P. 923.

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

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

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