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Kinnersley, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Kinnersley, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands 4 miles SSE of Weobly, and 8 ENE of Kington, and has a station on the Swansea, Brecon, and Hereford branch of the M.R. It has a post office under Letton (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Eardisley. The parish contains also the township of Newchurch. Acreage, 2249; population, 305. Kinnersley Castle, an old building of the time of James I., standing in well-wooded grounds, and on the site of a fortalice once of some importance, is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; tithe rent charge, £420 with residence. The church, with a semi-detached saddleback tower, dates from the 12th to the 14th century, and was restored in 1868.

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 parishKinnersley St. James 
Poor Law unionWeobley 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kinnersley from the following:

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 districtHR3
Post TownHereford