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Blakemere or Blackmoor, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Blakemere or Blackmoor, a parish in Herefordshire, about 2 miles from the river Wye, and 5 SW of Moorhampton station on the Swansea, Brecon, and Hereford branch of the M.R., and 10 W by N of Hereford. Post town, Madley (R.S.O.); money order office, Ploughfield; telegraph office, Staunton-on-Wye. Acreage, 1121; population, 165. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Preston-on-Wye, in the diocese of Hereford; joint value, £230. Patron, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church was originally Norman, and was rebuilt in 1877; it retains a Norman arch, and has stained windows.

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 parishBlakemere St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionWeobley 

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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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