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Kentchurch, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Kentchurch, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands on the river Monnow, at the boundary with Monmouthshire, 2 miles SE of Pontrilas station on the G.W.R., and 14 SW by W of Hereford, and has a post office under Pontrilas (B.S.O.); money order office, Grosmont; telegraph office, Pontrilas. The parish includes the hamlet of Pontrilas, and comprises 3353 acres; population, 346. The manor, with Kentchurch Court, has belonged for several centuries to the Scudamore family. The Court is a castellated mansion erected about 1824 on the site of a former house, and stands in an extensive park on the W slope of Garway Hill. The living is a rectory, with Llangua in Monmouthshire annexed, in the diocese of Hereford; net value of Kentchurch, £181 with residence. The church is ancient, was rebuilt in 1859, has a tower, and contains memorials to members of the Scudamore family. In the churchyard is a fine cross erected in 1887, in honour of the Queen's jubilee, upon the base of an ancient one.

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 parishKent-Church St. Mary 
Poor Law unionDore 
Registration districtDore1837 - 1838
Registration districtHereford1838 - 1974

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kentchurch from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Kentchurch 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 districtHR2
Post TownHereford