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Stoke Bliss, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Stoke Bliss, a parish in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, 5½ miles SE of Tenbury. Post town, Tenbury. It comprises 1163 acres in Herefordshire and 900 acres, forming the hamlet of Little Kyre, in Worcestershire; population, 149 and 112 respectively. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £346 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is Early English and was restored in 1854. It contains some stained windows. The screen and pulpit are good specimens of carved woodwork, probably of 14th century date.

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 
Poor Law unionTenbury 

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Land and Property

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DistrictMalvern Hills
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR15
Post TownTenbury Wells