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Little Birch, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Birch, Little, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, 4½ miles SW of Holme Lacy station on the Hereford, Ross, and Gloucester branch of the G.W.R., and 6½ S of Hereford, which is the post town; money order office. Much Birch; telegraph office, Tram-Inn. Acreage, 1019; population, 248. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £172 (with the donative vicarage of Aconbury annexed). The church was rebuilt in 1869. There are also Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan 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 parishLittle Birch St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHereford 
Registration districtHereford1837 - 1974

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 Little Birch from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Little Birch from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Little Birch 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