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Foy, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Foy, a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Wye, 2¼ miles SE of Fawley station on the Hereford, Eoss, and Gloucester branch of the G.W.R., and 4 N by W of Ross. It includes the township of Eaton Tregoes, and its post town is Boss. Acreage, 2366; population, 291. There is an iron suspension bridge across the Wye. Perrystone Court and The Chantry are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £4:00 with residence. The church is ancient, and has a good rood-screen and timber roof. It was restored in 1863.

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 parishFoy St. Mary 
Poor Law unionRoss 

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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 districtHR9
Post TownRoss-On-Wye