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Humber, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Humber, a parish in Herefordshire, on Humber brook, an affluent of the river Lugg, 3 miles SE of Leominster. It includes the township of Risbury, and has a station called Steens Bridge, on the Leominster and Bromyard branch of the G.W.R. Post town, Leominster. Acreage, 1836; population of the civil parish, 239; of the ecclesiastical, 192. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £140 with residence. The church is ancient, and has a tower with spire, which was restored in 1884. The church itself was restored in 1878, when the N transept was added.

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 parishHumber St. Mary 
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