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Letton, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Letton, a township and a parish in Herefordshire. The township lies on the river Wye, 1½ mile SSW of Kinnersley station on the Hereford and Brecon branch of the M.R., and 6½ miles SW of Weobly, and has a post office (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Eardisley. The parish contains also the township of Hurstley, and comprises 1215 acres; population, 147. The manor, with Letton Court, belongs to the Dew family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £197 with residence. The church is ancient, has a tower, and contains monumental tablets of the Blissets. It was restored in 1883.

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 parishLetton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionWeobley 

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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