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Avenbury

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"AVENBURY, a parish in the hundred of BROXASH, county of HEREFORD, 1 mile (S. E.) from Bromyard, containing 333 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £7. 8. 9., endowed with £200 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. A court leet is held annually. A small portion of limestone is found in the parish. Here was anciently a small priory, subordinate to the abbey of Dore." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Transcription of section of Post Office Directory of Herefordshire for Avenbury in 1863, by Barbara Haner.
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