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Dinedor, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Dinedor, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, adjacent to the river Wye, 4 miles SE by S of Hereford, and 2 NW of Holme Lacy station on the G.W.R. Post and money order office, Hereford; telegraph office, Holme Lacy railway station. Acreage, 1664; population, 270. Dinedor Hill is crowned by a Roman camp, supposed to be that of Ostorius Scapula, and commands a lovely view. Rotherwas is the ancient seat of the Bodenham family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, Worcester College, Oxford. The church was built in the 13th century, and was restored in 1868. There is a building used as a Roman Catholic chapel, but a doubt exists as to whether it does not belong to the English Church.

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 parishDinedor St. Andrew 
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 Dinedor from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Dinedor 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 districtHR2
Post TownHereford