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Stretton Grandison, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Stretton Grandison or Stretton Grandsome, a parish in Herefordshire, 3 miles NNW of Ashperton station on the G.W.R., and 6½ NW of Ledbury. Post town, Ledbury; money order office, Tarrington; telegraph office, Stoke Edith railway station. Acreage, 841; population of the civil parish, 78; of the ecclesiastical, with Ashperton and Eggleton, 608. There are traces of a Roman camp. Homend is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage, with the chapelry of Ashperton attached, in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £214 with residence. The church is good.

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 parishStretton-Grandisome St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionLedbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1558


The church of St. Lawrence is a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, with octagonal spire, containing 6 bells: the east window is a memorial to the Rev. William Parsons Hopton, a former vicar of this parish, who died in 1841, and there are three other stained windows erected as memorials to members of the Poole family; the church affords sittings for 200.

Church of St. Lawrence, Stretton GrandisonNave of St. Lawrence, Stretton Grandison

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stretton Grandison from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Stretton Grandison are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Herefordshire newspapers online:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR8
Post TownLedbury