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Rowlstone, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Rowlstone, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, 1½ mile W of Pontrilas station on the G.W.R., and 2½ SSW of Abbeydore. Post town, Pontrilas (R.S.O.) Acreage, 1667; population of the civil parish, 136; of the ecclesiastical, with Llancillo, 196. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Llancillo, in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £180. The church, dedicated to St Peter, is Early Norman, and was restored in 1865. The doorway and candelabra are noteworthy. Llancillo Church, also dedicated to St Peter, is an ancient building in the Early English style; it was restored in 1895. In the churchyard are the tombs of the Scudamore family.

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 parishRowlstone St. Peter 
Poor Law unionDore 
Registration districtDore1837 - 1838
Registration districtHereford1838 - 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 Rowlstone from 1837 to 1838 you should search for the Dore Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Rowlstone from 1838 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Rowlstone from the following:

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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