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Whitbourne, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Whitbourne, a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Teme, 2 miles N of Suckley station on the Worcester and Bromyard branch of the G.W.R., and 5 ENE of Bromyard. It has a post and money order office under Worcester; telegraph office, Suckley railway station. Acreage, 3087; population, 672. Whitbourne Court was once a palace of the Bishops of Hereford. Whitbourne Hall, Ferneybank, and Gaines are other principal residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £442 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church was originally Norman, and was restored in 1866. 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 parishWhitbourne St. John this Baptist 
Poor Law unionBromyard 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWR6
Post TownWorcester