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Avenbury, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Avenbury, a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Frome, 2½ miles SSE of Bromyard. It includes the hamlets of Munderfield Row and Upper Hopton, and a detached tract, situated near Bredenbury; and its post town is Bromyard under Worcester. Acreage, 2912; population of the civil parish, 306; of the ecclesiastical, 332. Birchyfield is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £105. The church is an ancient edifice, which was restored in 1881. In the chancel is a slab of sandstone with the figure of a knight in armour, dating from about 1260.

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 parishAvenbury St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBromyard 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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