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Lea, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Lea, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands near Mitcheldean Road station on the Hereford, Ross, and Gloucester branch of the G.W.R., and near the boundary with Gloucestershire, 4½ miles ESE of Ross, and has a post and money order office under Ross; telegraph office, Mitcheldean. The parish comprises 793 acres; population of the-civil parish, 234; of the ecclesiastical, 248. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, , £130. Patron, the Vicar of Linton. The church is ancienty has a tower and spire, and was restored in 1854.

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 parishLea St. John 
Poor Law unionRoss 

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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR9
Post TownRoss-On-Wye