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Marstow, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Marstow, a parish in Herefordshire, on an affluent of the river Wye, 2 miles W of Kerne Bridge station on the Ross and Monmouth branch of the G.W.R., and 5 SW of Ross. The parish includes the hamlets of Pencraig and Brelstone, and (for civil purposes) the township of Glewstone. Acreage, 2010; population of the civil parish, 395; of the ecclesiastical, with Pencoyd, 310. There are post offices at Glewstone and Pencraig, under Ross; money order office, Goodrich; telegraph office, Kerne Bridge railway station. Fairfield House, Glewstone Court, and Pencraig Court are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Pencoyd, in the diocese of Hereford; joint net value, £230. Patron, the Vicar of Sellack. The church was rebuilt in 1857.

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 parishMarstow St. Martin 
Poor Law unionRoss 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Marstow 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

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR9
Post TownRoss-On-Wye