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Breinton, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Breinton, a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Wye, 2½ miles W by S of Hereford. It is divided into Upper and Lower Breinton, and contains the hamlets of Warham and Swainshill. A portion of the parish is within the municipal borough of Hereford. There is a post office at Swainshill (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Hereford. Acreage, 1647; population of the civil parish, 436; of the ecclesiastical, 445. There is an extensive nursery at King's Acre, Upper Breinton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church is ancient, has a western tower with a spire, and contains several memorial 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 parishBreinton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionHereford 
Registration districtHereford1837 - 1974

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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