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Woolhope, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Woolhope, a parish in Herefordshire, 5 miles E by N of holme Lacy station on the G.W.R., and 8 ESE of Hereford. It has a post office under Hereford; money order office, Fownhope; telegraph office, How Caple. It includes the townships of Buckenhill and Putley. Acreage, 4414; population of the civil parish, 647; of the ecclesiastical, 675. There is a parish council consisting of eight members. Wessington Court is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £200 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church is Early English, and was restored in 1883.

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 parishWoolhope St. George 
Poor Law unionLedbury 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Woolhope from the following:

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