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Eastnor, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Eastnor, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, under the Malvern Hills, 2 miles E of Ledbury. There is a post and telegraph office under Ledbury; money order office, Ledbury. Acreage, 3193; population, 413. Eastnor Castle, the seat of the late Earl Somers, built in 1814, is a splendid mansion on the plan of ancient baronial castles; it is beautifully situated, and commands fine views. The title is now extinct. The site of Bronsil Castle, formerly the residence of Lord Beau-champ of Powyke, lord treasurer to Henry VI., is in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £394. The church is a beautiful little building, perfect of its kind, with handsome altar ornaments, the gift of the Somers family. It has been well restored.

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 parishEastnor St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionLedbury 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR8
Post TownLedbury