Madley, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands 1½ mile S of the river Wye, 5 miles NW of Tram Inn station on the G.W.Pi., and 6½ W by S of Hereford, It dates from ancient times, was once a market-town, and has a post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office,. Tram Inn. The parish comprises 5358 acres; population of the civil parish, 767; of the ecclesiastical, with Tiberton,. 893. A castle formerly stood at the village. A ferry for horses and carriages is on the Wye to Bridge Sellers and By-ford. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Tiberton, in the diocese of Hereford; net value,. £371 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church is partly Norman, but chiefly Decorated, and was restored in 1878; has a polygonal apse over a fine octagonal crypt, with a central shaft and good groining; has, in the E end of a chapel, restored in 1883, a large five-light window; has elsewhere windows, mostly of two lights, in mixtures of Early English and Decorated; has at the W½ end a beautiful embattled tower, surmounted by a high turret, locally called "Jacob's Chair;" and contains. sedilia, remains of stalls with desks and miserere seats, a remarkable ancient font, and several handsome monuments. A broken cross is near the church, and another is near the-village. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Madley St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Dore|
|Registration district||Dore||1837 - 1838|
|Registration district||Hereford||1838 - 1974|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Madley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Madley (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Madley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Herefordshire newspapers online: