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Stoke Edith, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Stoke Edith, a parish in Herefordshire, 6½ miles E of Hereford. It includes Westhide chapelry and Perton hamlet, and has a station on the Worcester and Hereford section of the G.W.R. Post town, Hereford; money order office, Tarrington; telegraph office at the railway station. Acreage, 2260; population of the civil parish, 321; of the ecclesiastical, 416. The manor belonged anciently to the Walwyns, passed to the Milwaters and others, and has belonged since the time of Charles II. to the Foleys. Stoke Edith Park was built by Paul Foley, Speaker of the House of Commons, in 1695. It is a fine quadrangular mansion, situated in an extensive well-wooded park. The living is a rectory, with Westhide, in the diocese of Hereford; tithe rent charge, £470 with residence. The church, with the exception of the tower and lofty spire, was rebuilt in 1741 in the Grecian style. It contains a tomb with a recumbent effigy, probably of a member of the Walwyn family, and memorials of the Foley 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 parishStoke-Edith St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHereford 
Registration districtHereford1837 - 1974

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

Civil Registration

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For births, marriages, and deaths in Stoke Edith from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

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 districtHR1
Post TownHereford