BLAKEMERE, or BLACKMERE is a township, parish and village, about 11 miles west. from Hereford Railway Station, 8 north-west from Abbey Dore Union, 10 east from Hay, and 155 from London, in Webtree Hundred, Weobley Union, Hereford county court, archdeaconry and bishopric; it is situated on the Hereford and Hay road. The church is an old stone building, with small tower; it has nave, porch, chancel, and font. The living is attached to Preston-on-Wye, worth £250 yearly; The Rev. Edward Howells, M.A. is the incumbent. There is a small Day school for boys and girls. The population in 1851, was 183, and the acreage is 1,127. the soil is sandy; the subsoil is sandstone. Sir Velters Cornwall, Bart., is lord of the manor; Mr. J. Matthews and Mr. W. Matthews are chief landowners.
KINLEY, Woodland House, Lower Godway, and Holywell, are places here.
| Ambury Jas. Farmer, Lower Blakemere || Medlicot J. farmer |
| Bethell James, shoemaker || Morgan Thomas, carpenter |
| Bethell John, 'Plough'
|| Price James, parish clerk |
| Davies W. farmer || Pugh Thomas, wheelwright |
| Hall Robert, farmer, Kinley || Smith Thomas, blacksmith |
| Hauywood Henry, farmer || Williams John, shopkeeper, Holywell |
| Matthews John, farmer, Woodland House || |
Letters through Hereford, which is the nearest money order office