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Bosbury, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Bosbury, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands on the river Leadon, under the Malvern Hills, 4½ miles N by W of Ledbury, under which It has a post office, and at which is the telegraph office. The parish includes the townships of Bosbury, Upleadon, and Catley. Acreage, 4825; population, 916. Old Court, now used as a farmhouse, was once a seat of the Bishops of Hereford. There are many ancient timber houses in the village. Bosbury House and Temple Court are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £318. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church is Transition Norman and Perpendicular, with a massive detached tower; it contains a fine oak screen, and monuments to the Harford and Brydges families, and was restored in 1871. There are a Wesleyan chapel and an endowed grammar school.

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 parishBosbury Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionLedbury 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bosbury 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 districtHR8
Post TownLedbury