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Monkland, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Monkland, a parish, with a village, in Herefordshire, on the river Arrow, 3 miles SW by W of Leominster. Post town, Leominster. Acreage, 1108; population, 207. The manor belongs to the Bengough family. A Benedictine priory, a cell to Conches Abbey in Normandy, was founded here in the time of William Rufus by Ralph Toni, and was given at the suppression of alien priories to the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £163 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is Early English, and was rebuilt in 1866 by Street, when a reredos of alabaster and Purbeck marble was erected, a new altar and pulpit added, and the E window filled with stained glass.

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 parishMonkland All Saints 
Poor Law unionLeominster 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Monkland 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 districtHR6
Post TownLeominster