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Hampton Bishop, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Hampton Bishop, a village, a township, and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands between the rivers Wye and Lugg, 3½ miles SE by E of Hereford, and has a post office under Hereford; money order and telegraph office, Hereford. Acreage of township, 2072; population, 340. The parish includes the township of Tupsley. Acreage, 2884; population, 1461; of the ecclesiastical parish, 302. Tupsley forms a separate ecclesiastical parish. Some of the inhabitants are employed in making baskets and sieves. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1878.

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 parishHampton Bishop St. Andrew 
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 Hampton Bishop from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hampton Bishop from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Hampton Bishop are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Herefordshire newspapers online:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR1
Post TownHereford