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Aconbury, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Aconbury, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands 2½ miles WSW of Holme-Lacy station on the G.W.R., and 4½ SSE of Hereford, and is an old-fashioned sequestered place, surrounded by woods. The parish comprises 1692 acres; population, 124. Its post town is Hereford. The governors of Guy's Hospital are lords of the manor, having purchased the property of the Duke of Chandos. Aconbury Hill, to the S of the village, 719 feet high and well wooded, commands an extensive and very fine prospect. An Augustinian nunnery, founded in the reign of King John, anciently stood in Aconbury Forest; its remains have been converted into a farmhouse, called Aconbury Court. The living is annexed to the rectory of Little Birch; net value, £196. The church is a small ancient Gothic building, restored by Scott in 1863.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHerefordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAcconbury St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionHereford 
Registration districtHereford1837 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Aconbury from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR2
Post TownHereford