Peterchurch, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, the centre of the Golden Valley district. The village stands on the Dore stream, 9 miles E of Hay, and 12 W by S of Hereford, and has a station on the Golden Valley railway, and a post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Pont-rilas. The parish comprises 5164 acres; population, 637. There is a parish council consisting of eight members. St Peter's Wells, at the foot of Stockley Hill, are supposed to possess healing properties. Urishay Castle, 1½ mile SW, on the summit of a steep hill, is now a farmhouse, but retains a moat and fosse. The ruins of Snodhill Castle are 1 mile NW. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £230. The church is Norman, and consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower. It was restored in 1869, and the N porch was added in 1888. There are Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels, and almshouses.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Peter-Church St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Dore|
|Registration district||Dore||1837 - 1838|
|Registration district||Hereford||1838 - 1974|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Peterchurch from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Peter-Church (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Peterchurch are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Herefordshire newspapers online: