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Much Birch, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Birch, Much, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, 3½ miles SE of Tram-Inn station on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford branch of the G.W.R., and 6½ S of Hereford, with a post and money order office under Tram-Inn (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Hoarwithy. Acreage, 1303; population, 470. Birch House is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £76 with residence. The church is modern.

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Much 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