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Ashperton, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Ashperton, a parish in Herefordshire, near the river Frome, 5 miles NW of Ledbury. It has a station on the G.W.R. Post town, Canon Frome Gate; money order office, Tarrington; telegraph office, Bosbury. Acreage, 1692; population of the civil parish, 362; of the ecclesiastical district, 608. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the vicarage of Stretton-Grandison, in the diocese of Hereford. The church is an ancient edifice, with an embattled tower added at its restoration in 1840. Ashperton parish is part of the parish of Stretton-Grandison, Ashperton church being described as a chapelry.

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 parishAshperton St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionLedbury 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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 districtHR8
Post TownLedbury