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Sellack, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Sellack, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Wye, 2 miles SW of Fawley station on the G.W.R., and 3½ NW by N of Ross. There are post offices at Pict's Cross and Backney, under Ross; money order office, Ross; telegraph office, Hoarwithy. Acreage, 2065; population of the civil parish, 339; of the ecclesiastical, with King's Caple, 616. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Caradoc, a fine Elizabethan mansion, occupies the site of an ancient castle, which is said to have belonged to one of the Knights of King Arthur's Round Table. Pengethly is another residence. The living is a vicarage, united with King's Caple, in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £70. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church, which was enlarged in 1841, contains monuments to the Pengethly and Scudamore families.

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 parishSellack St. Tesiliah 
Poor Law unionRoss 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sellack 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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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR9
Post TownRoss-On-Wye