Eaton Bishop, Herefordshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"EATON BISHOP, a parish in the hundred of Webtree, county Hereford, 4 miles W. of Hereford, its post town and railway station, and 10 S. of Weobley. It is situated near the river Wye, which runs through the parish. The surface is undulating, and the scenery in many parts highly picturesque. Sugwas, an ancient episcopal residence of the bishops of Hereford, is situated near the village. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Hereford, value £444, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Michael, and has an ancient font. The charities are Goff's, for education, £450, and others, producing together about £480 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes. William Goland, Esq., is lord of the manor, whose seat is Cagebrook, which with Eaton Bishop House are the principal residences."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]