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Byton, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Byton, a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Lugg, near Shobdonhill Wood, 4 miles NNW of Pembridge station on the G.W.R., and 4 E of Presteign, which is the post town (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Shobdon. Acreage, 959; population, 132. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £98. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was built in 1860, and is a cruciform structure in the Early English style. The previous church was burned. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishByton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionKnighton 
Registration districtPresteigne1837 - 1877
Registration districtKington1877 - 1974

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.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Byton from 1837 to 1877 you should search for the Presteigne Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Byton from 1877 to 1974 you should search for the Kington Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Byton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Byton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtLD8
Post TownPresteigne