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Whitchurch, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Whitchurch, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands on the river Wye, 1½ mile NW of Symonds Yat station on the Monmouth and Ross branch of the G.W.R., and 4 miles NE of Monmouth. It has a post and money order office under Ross; telegraph office, Symonds Yat railway station. The parish comprises 2191 acres; population of the civil parish, 684; of the ecclesiastical, 645. The scenery is very picturesque, and there is good fishing. Sellarsbrooke is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £258 with residence. The church is ancient, and has been restored. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishWhitchurch St. Dubritius 
Poor Law unionMonmouth 
Registration districtMonmouth1837 - 1935

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 Whitchurch from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Monmouth Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whitchurch from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Whitchurch 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 districtHR9
Post TownRoss-On-Wye