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Laysters or Leysters, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Laysters or Leysters, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, adjacent to Worcestershire, 4½ miles SSW of Tenbury, and 5 NE of Leominster. Post town, Tenbury. Acreage of the civil parish, 1995; population, 200; of the ecclesiastical, 190. A moated seat of the priors of Sheen was here. A tumulus is near the church. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £220 with residence. The church is ancient. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishLaysters St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionLeominster 

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

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