Hentland (St. Dubritius)

HENTLAND (St. Dubritius), a parish, in the union of Ross, Lower division of the hundred of Wormelow, county of Hereford, 4½ miles (N. W. by W.) from Ross; containing 612 inhabitants. It is situated on the Wye, and comprises by measurement 2905 acres, of which 2070 are arable, 710 pasture, and 50 woodland; the surface is finely varied, and the surrounding scenery abounds with romantic features. The river is navigable for coal-barges. There are quarries of stone for building, and for mending the roads. The living is annexed, with the livings of Little Dewchurch, Llangarran, and St. Weonard's, to the vicarage of Lugwardine. A chapel has been erected in the village of Hoarwithy, by subscription, aided by a grant of £100 from the Incorporated Society. There is a place of worship for a congregation of Wesleyans.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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