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Holmer, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Holmer, a village, a township, and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands 2 miles N of Hereford, and has a post office under Hereford; money order and telegraph office, Hereford. Acreage of the township, 1371; population, 482. Holmer with the township of Shelwick are outside the municipal limits of Hereford, but there is a large portion of the parish within the city limits, which is called Holmer Within. Hnntington, a chapelry annexed to Holmer, is also in the city of Hereford. The acreage of the entire parish is 3519 acres; population, 2427. The living is a vicarage, with the chapelry of Huntington annexed, in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, ½£279 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The parochial church is Early English, and has a detached tower. The church of Huntington is modern. One mile NW of Hereford is a stone cross, said to commemorate a plague which infested the neighbouring country in 1347.

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 parishHolmer St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionHereford 
Registration districtHereford1884 - 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 Holmer from 1884 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Holmer from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Holmer 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