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Canon Frome, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Canon Frome, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Frome, 2 miles N of Ashperton station, on the G.W.R., and 6 NW by N of Ledbury, under which there is a post office; money order office, The Trumpet; telegraph office, Bosbury. Acreage of the civil parish, 1053; population, 114; of the ecclesiastical, 284. Canon Frome Court, the seat of the Hopton family, is a handsome brick mansion of the 18th century, replacing the old manor house, which was garrisoned for Charles I., and taken in 1645 after a vigorous resistance. The living is a rectory with the rectory of Munsley annexed in the diocese of Hereford; joint net value, £250 with residence. The church was built in 1861, is in the Early English style, with richly decorated chancel and marble reredos, and retains the tower of a previous church of Queen Anne's reign. Munsley church, restored in 1861, retains its ancient features. It has a curious Saxon inscription on a stone, and a chest cut out of a solid tree.

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 parishCanon Froome St. James 
Poor Law unionLedbury 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Canon Frome 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

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR8
Post TownLedbury