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Rotherwas, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Rotherwas, a quondam chapelry in Dinedor parish, Herefordshire, on the river Wye, 2 miles ESE of Hereford. Its church became part of farm buildings. Rotherwas House belonged in the time of James I. to Sir Roger Bodenham, and is said to have then given lodging for a night to the king. The present mansion is a handsome red-brick structure, erected in 1731, and retaining portions of the old house.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Rotherwas are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Herefordshire newspapers online:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR2
Post TownHereford