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Blakemere

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"BLAKEMERE, a parish in the hundred of WEBTREE, county of HEREFORD, 10 miles (W.by N.) from Hereford, containing 163 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, with that of Preston upon Wye united, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £3, endowed with £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter. The church is dedicated to St. Leonard." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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Directories

  • Transcription of section of E C Lascelles Directory of Herefordshire for Blakemere in 1851, by Richard Lane.
  • Transcription of sections of Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire for Blakemere in 1856, 1858, by Richard Lane.
  • Transcription of sections of Trade Directory of Herefordshire for Blakemere in 1863, by Richard Lane.
  • Transcription of sections of Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire for Blakemere in 1879, 1913, 1929, by Richard Lane.
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