"CROFT, a parish in the hundred of WOLPHY, county of HEREFORD, 5 miles (N. N. W.) from Leominster, containing, with the township of Newton, 119 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, with the perpetual curacies of Elton and Yarpole united, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £7. 11. 3., endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Rev. James Keville. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. At Castle Parke, on an eminence to the north-west of the village, is Croft Ambrey, an ancient British camp, with a double ditch and rampart." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
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