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Welsh Bicknor, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Bicknor, Welsh, a parish in Herefordshire, within a loop of the river Wye, about ½ a mile N of Lvdbrook junction station on the G.W.R. and Severn and Wye and Severn Bridge railway, 2 miles N of English Bicknor, and 5 S of Boss, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Lydbrook. Acreage, 889; population, 135. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £192 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1859 on the foundations of the old church. The interior contains excellent carving in Caen stone and alabaster, and some stained windows. An ancient effigy in the aisle is said to be monumental of Lady Montheemer, who was daughter-in-law of the first Earl of Salisbury, sister-in-law of the second, and mother of the third. A Roman Catholic chapel is attached to the mansion at Courtfield.

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 parishWelsh Bicknor St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionMonmouth 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtGL17