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Turnastone, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Turnastone, a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Dove, a quarter of a mile W of Vowchurch station on the Golden Valley railway, 7 miles NNW of Pontrilas station on the G.W.R., and 10 WSW of Hereford. Post town. Vowchurch (R.S.O.); money order office, Peterchurch; telegraph office, Tram Inn. Acreage, 539; population, 58. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £76 with residence. The church is Early English, and was restored in 1884.

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 parishTurnastone St. Mary 
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 Turnastone from 1837 to 1838 you should search for the Dore Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Turnastone from 1838 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Turnastone from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Turnastone 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 districtHR2
Post TownHereford