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Hatfield, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Hatfield, a parish in Herefordshire, near the boundary with Worcestershire, 6 miles E of Leominster. It has a post office under Leominster; money order and telegraph office, Bredenbury. Acreage, 1948; population of the civil parish, 241; of the ecclesiastical, 210. Hatfield Court, the chief residence, is a modern mansion; the old Court, an Elizabethan mansion, is a picturesque, ivy-clad ruin. Part of the land is under hops. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £125. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, and was partly restored in 1878 by the Ashton family. It has a stained glass window, by Meyer of Munich, to the memory of Thomas Ashton, who died in 1869. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishHatfield St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionLeominster 

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

Civil Registration

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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 districtHR6
Post TownLeominster