Vowchurch, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. Tha village lies on the river Dore, 7 miles NW of Pontrilas, and 10 W by S of Hereford. It has a station on the Golden Valley railway, and a post office (R.S.O.); money order office, Peterchurch; telegraph office, Pontrilas. The parish includes the hamlets of Monnington and Straddle. Acreage, 2716; population, 311. There is a parish council consisting of five members. White House and Poston Lodge are the chief residences. There is an ancient camp. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £141 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is ancient, and has an oak Jacobean screen and a massive oak roof of the same date. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Vowchurch St. Bartholomew|
|Poor Law union||Dore|
|Registration district||Dore||1837 - 1838|
|Registration district||Hereford||1838 - 1974|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Vowchurch from 1837 to 1838 you should search for the Dore Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Vowchurch from 1838 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Vowchurch from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Vowchurch (St. Bartholomew))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Vowchurch are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Herefordshire newspapers online: