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Westhide, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Westhide, a parish in Herefordshire, on the Hereford and Gloucester Canal, 2 miles NE of Withington station on the G.W.R., and 6 NE by E of Hereford. Post town, Hereford. Acreage, 1246; population, 150. Hops and fruit are the chief produce of the parish. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Stoke Edith. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1867; it contains two piscinas and some ancient monuments. There is a rare aumbrey im the E wall of the chancel.

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 
Poor Law unionHereford 
Registration districtHereford1837 - 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 Westhide from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR1
Post TownHereford