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Whitney on Wye, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Whitney or Whitney-on-Wye, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands on the river Wye, 4 miles NE of Hay. It has a station on the Hereford, Hay, and Brecon section of the M.R., and a post office (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Hay. There is a bridge of five arches over the river. The parish comprises 1452 acres of land and 62 of water; population, 520. Whitney Court is an ancient seat picturesquely situated on the banks of the Wye. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £179 with residence. The church was built in 1740 to replace the old church, which was destroyed by floods.

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 parishWhitney St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionHay 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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