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Longtown, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Longtown, a village and a township-chapelry in Clodock parish, Herefordshire. The village stands on the river Mon-now, and its affluent the Olchon, under the Black Mountains, U mile E of the boundary with Wales, 4 miles N by W of Pandy station on the G.W.R., and 5 W by S of Abbeydore. It has a post and money order office under Abergavenny; telegraph office, Llanvihangel Cmcomey; and has a parish council consisting of eight members. It contains a fragment of an ancient castle, and has fairs on 29 April and 21 Sept. The township contains 6260 acres; population, 610. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £74. Patron, the Vicar of Clodock. The church is ancient and was restored in 1868. There are Baptist and 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 
Civil parishClodock 
Poor Law unionDore 
Registration districtDore1837 - 1838
Registration districtHereford1838 - 1974

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Longtown from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Longtown 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