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Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Ewyas-Harold, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, on an affluent of the river Monnow, 1 mile NW of Pontrilas station on the G.W.R., and 11½ miles SW of Hereford, with a post and money order office under Pontrilas (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Pontrilas. Acreage, 1853; population, 507. A castle was built here by King Harold, but has disappeared. A small priory of Benedictine monks, afterwards a cell to Gloucester Abbey, was founded here about 1100. Ewyas was formerly a lordship, extending to the vale of Honddu beyond the Black Mountains. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford: net value, £90 with residence. Patron, Bishop of Gloucester. The church is Early English and was restored in 1868. It contains an ancient tomb. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist 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 parishEwyas-Harrold St. Michael 
Poor Law unionDore 
Registration districtDore1837 - 1838
Registration districtHereford1838 - 1974

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

Civil Registration

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For births, marriages, and deaths in Ewyas Harold from 1837 to 1838 you should search for the Dore Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Ewyas Harold from 1838 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

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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