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Eaton Bishop, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Eaton-Bishop, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, near the river Wye, 5¼ miles W by S of Hereford. There is a post office; money order office, Madley; telegraph office. Hereford. Acreage, 1660; population of the civil parish, 360: of the ecclesiastical, 431. Lower Eaton, Sugwas Court, and Cagebrook are the chief residences. At Sugwas was formerly a palace of the Bishops of Hereford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £312 witli residence. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church was originally Norman, and was restored in 1886; it retains portions of Early English and Decorated work. There are Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, and Plymouth Brethren chapels.

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 parishEaton Bishop St. Michael 
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 Eaton Bishop from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Eaton Bishop 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