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Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Hope-under-Dinmore, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands under Dinmore Hill, near the river Lugg, and near Dinmore station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford Joint (L. & N.W. and G.W.) railway, 4 miles S by E of Leominster. Post town, Leominster. The parish is sometimes called Hope Hampton. Acreage, 3854; population, 514. The manor belongs to the Arkwright family, whose seat is HAMPTON COURT (which see). A preceptory of Knights Templars was on Dinmore Hill, and has left some vestiges. A tunnel of the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway, 1300 yards long, goes through Dinmore Hill. There are petrifying springs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £98 with residence. Patron, the Lord of the Manor. The church is ancient, and contains a Norman font and tombs of the Coningsbys.

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 parishHope-Under-Dinmore St. Mary 
Poor Law unionLeominster 

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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 districtHR6
Post TownLeominster