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Birley, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Birley, a parish in Herefordshire, on an affluent of the river Lugg, adjacent to Wathng Street, near Ford station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford (L. & N.W. and G.W. Joint) railway, 4 ENE of Weobley, and 5 SW of Leominster, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Weobley. Acreage, 1295; population, 172. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of King's-Pyon, in the diocese of Hereford. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1874. It consists of a chancel, with chapel, nave, and tower.

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 parishBirley St. Peter 
Poor Law unionWeobley 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Birley 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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Herefordshire newspapers online:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR4
Post TownHereford