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Vowchurch, Herefordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishVowchurch St. Bartholomew 
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 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:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR2
Post TownHereford