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Walterstone, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Walterstone, a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Monnow and the boundary with Monmouthshire, 1½ mile N of Pandy station on the G.W.R., and 5 miles SW of Abbeydore. Post town, Abergavenny; money order and telegraph office, Pandy. Acreage, 1254; population, 99. The Marquis of Abergavenny is lord of the manor. Altyrynys, now a farmhouse, was formerly the residence of Lord Burleigh. There are two Roman camps. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £90. The church is ancient. 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 parishWalterstone 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 Walterstone from 1837 to 1838 you should search for the Dore Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Walterstone from 1838 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Walterstone from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR2
Post TownHereford