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Cusop, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Cusop, a parish in Herefordshire, at the boundary with Brecon, 1 mile ESE of Hay. Post town, Hay (R.S.O.) Acreage, 2294; population, 294. The scenery is very beautiful and mountainous, the hills rising to an altitude of 1500 and 2000 feet. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; value, £190. The church, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, is an exceedingly old specimen of earliest Norman, seen in the chancel arch, but has had lance windows inserted in the nave, and an Early Geometric east window in the chancel. The font is also a very early specimen of the Norman, and circular in shape.

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 parishCusop St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHay 
Registration districtHay1837 - 1934
Registration districtHereford1934 - 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 Cusop from 1837 to 1934 you should search for the Hay Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Cusop from 1934 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cusop from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Cusop 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 districtHR3
Post TownHereford