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Credenhill, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Credenhill, a parish in Herefordshire, on an affluent of the river Wye, 4¼ miles NW by W of Hereford. It has a station on the Swansea, Brecon, and Hereford branch of the M.R., and a post office under Hereford; money order office½ Hereford; telegraph office, Burghill. Acreage, 1258; population, 253. A well-wooded hill here is crowned by a double-ditched Roman camp of about 50 acres, and commands a fine view. Credenhill Park is the seat of the Ecroyd family, who are lords of the manor. The living is a— rectory in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £339 with residence. The chureh is partly Norman, and was restored in 1861 and 1876; in the chancel is a stained window of the 14th century, containing figures of Thomas½i Beckefr and Thomas de Cantelupe.

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 parishCredenhill St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHereford 
Registration districtHereford1837 - 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 Credenhill from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Credenhill from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Credenhill 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 districtHR4
Post TownHereford