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Pembridge, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Pembridge, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands on the river Arrow, 7 miles W of Leominster; was formerly a market-town; is nominally a borough governed by a high bailiff; and has a station on the Leominster and Kington branch of the G.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) A hiring fair is held on 13 May. The parish comprises 7074 acres; population, 1129. There is a parish council consisting of thirteen members. The manors belonged anciently to the Mortimers. Moor Court, Broxwood Court, and Byletts are the chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £494 with residence. The church is of the 13th and 14th centuries, and a wooden bell-tower stands near it. The chancel was restored in 1871. There is a chapel of ease at Moor Court, and there are also Roman Catholic, Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels, and alms-houses.

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 parishPembridge St. Peter 
Poor Law unionKington 
Registration districtKington1837 - 1839
Registration districtPresteigne1838 - 1870
Registration districtKington1870 - 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 Pembridge from 1837 to 1839 you should search for the Kington Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Pembridge from 1838 to 1870 you should search for the Presteigne Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Pembridge from 1870 to 1974 you should search for the Kington Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Pembridge from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Pembridge 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 districtHR6
Post TownLeominster