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Lingen, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Lingen, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands on a branch of the river Lugg, 4½ miles NE of Presteign, and has a post and money order office under Brampton Brian (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Presteign. The parish includes also part of the township of Limebrook. Acreage, 2375; population, 296. Remains of an old castle are near the village, and belonged formerly to the Lingen family, who were seated here in the 12th century. There are ruins of an old abbey at Limebrook. Lingen gave the title of Baron to Sir Ralph Lingen, who was raised to the peerage-in 1885. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £182 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church was beautifully rebuilt in 1891, contains an ancient font, and a piscina and bells of 13th century date, There are two Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishLingen St. Michael 
Poor Law unionPresteign 
Registration districtPresteigne1837 - 1877
Registration districtKington1877 - 1935

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Lingen from 1837 to 1877 you should search for the Presteigne Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Lingen from 1877 to 1935 you should search for the Kington Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Lingen 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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Herefordshire newspapers online:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtSY7