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Brinsop, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Brinsop, a parish in Herefordshire, 1½ mile N of Credenhill station on the Swansea, Brecon, and Hereford branch of the M.R., and 5½ miles NW of Hereford, which is the post town. Acreage, 1413; population, 120. Portions only of the 14th century manor house are incorporated into a more modern dwelling. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £240 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church is Early English, and contains monuments to the Dansey family, and a memorial window to the poet Wordsworth. It was restored in 1867.

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 parishBrinsop St. George 
Poor Law unionWeobley 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR4
Post TownHereford