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Dorstone, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Dorstone, a village, two townships, and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands on the river Dore, 6 miles E of Hay. It has a station on the Golden Valley railway, and a post and money order office under Peterchurch (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Hay. The townships are Bage and Pow-mine, and lie around the village. The parish comprises 5376 acres; population, 417. A stone column, called Arthur's Stone, thought by some to be Druidical, crowns a hill near the village, and is seen at a considerable distance. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £408 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1889, in the Early English style. 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 parishDorstone St. Peter 
Poor Law unionHay 
Registration districtHay1837 - 1934
Registration districtHereford1934 - 1974

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Dorstone from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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