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Preston on Wye, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Preston-on-Wye, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Wye, 6 miles S of Moorhampton station on the Hereford, Hay, and Brecon section of the M.R., and 10 S by W of Weobly. There is a post and money order office under Hereford; telegraph office, Staunton-on-Wye. Acreage of the civil parish, 1380; population, 212; of the ecclesiastical, with Blakemere, 377. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Blakemere, in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £225 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1883; it includes the Huntley chapel, which was restored in 1887. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishPreston-upon-Wye St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionWeobley 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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 districtHR2
Post TownHereford