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Wigmore, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Wigmore, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands 5 miles SE of Bucknell station on the L. &N.W.R., and 9 NW of Leominster. It is a seat of petty sessions, and has a post office under Kingsland (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Leintwardine. A hiring fair is held on 6 May, and a fair for cattle and sheep on 5 August. There is a police station. The parish includes part of Limebrook township. Acreage, 3480; population, 385. A castle stood in the Saxon times on an eminence a little W of the village, was rebuilt in the 12th century by Ranulph Mortimer, and has left some remains. An Augustinian abbey was founded about a mile from the castle by the Mortimers, and also has left some remains. Wigmore Hall, an ancient mansion, is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £19 6 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church is Early English, and has been restored. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan 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 parishWigmore St. James 
Poor Law unionLudlow 

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

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 districtHR6
Post TownLeominster