Sollers Hope, Herefordshire

Sollers Hope, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Sollers Hope is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1695

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Sollers Hope

  • Brockhampton
  • How Caple
  • Yatton
  • Much Marcle
  • Woolhope

Historical Descriptions


Soller’s Hope Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858

Soller’s Hope is a parish, situate 6 miles from Ross, and 2 ½ from Fawley railway station, in the Hundred of Greytree, Ross Union, and Hereford archdeaconry and diocese. The church is a plain old stone building, with square tower containing three bells. The living is a rectory; the Rev. John Norgrave Baker, M.A., who resides at How Capel, is the rector. There is a Free School for boys and girls, and a school for children supported by subscriptions. The population, in 1851, was 147; acreage, 1,152. The soil is clayey and loamy, and the subsoil is limestone rock. Mrs. Ann Gregory Coleman, and Mrs. Catherine Holt are ladies of the manor. There are charities to the amount of £1 10s. annually.

Harstans, Rock, Whittlebury, Foxholes, Falcon, Lindalls, Grey Hill, Rugden, and Court, are farms.

Letters though Ross, which is the nearest money order office.

Brown John, farmer, Lindalls and Grey hill

Brown John, farmer, Whittlebury

Halford Charles, carpenter and wheelwright

Hartland Wm., farmer, Rock farm and Foxholes farm

Jones Wm., shoemaker and parish clerk

Mailes Andrew, butcher and farmer

Matthews Richard, farmer, Falcon

Matthews Wm., farmer, Rugden

Paine Edward, farmer, the Falcon

Slade Solomon, farmer, Harstans

Till Joseph, farmer, Court

Wilson Mrs. Elizabeth, day school

Wilson Wm., farmer

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.: History, Topography, and Directory of Herefordshire. Printed by William Bailey, 107, Fishergate 1858.


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