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Monnington on Wye, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Monnington-upon-Wye, a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Wye, 3 miles SSW of Moorhampton station on the Hereford and Brecon branch of the M.R., and 6 SSW of Weobly. Post town, Hereford; money order and telegraph office, Portway. Acreage, 1023; population, 76. The manor belonged once to a son-in-law of Owen Glendower, and belongs now to the Comewall family. Monnington Court is supposed to have been the death-place of Owen Glendower; it was formerly the seat of the Monnington family, and is now a farmhouse. There is a long avenue called Monnington Walk. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £162 with residence. The church is ancient, and was rebuilt in the reign of Charles II.

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 parishMonnington-upon-Wye St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWeobley 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR4
Post TownHereford