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Help and advice for Holmer, Herefordshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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Holmer, Herefordshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"HOLMER, a parish in the hundred of Grimsworth, county Hereford, 2 miles N. of Hereford, its post town and railway station. The parish, which is considerable, is situated on the turnpike road leading from Hereford to Leominster. It comprises the townships of Holmer and Shelwick. The appropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £256, and the vicarial for £220; there is also is rent-charge of £20 to the impropriator. The living is a vicarage* with the perpetual curacy of Huntington annexed, in the diocese of Hereford, value £220, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is an ancient structure, with a detached tower containing five bells, and is dedicated to St. Bartholomew. The parochial charities produce about £11 per annum. The Copelands and Westfield House are the principal residences. Richard Hereford, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner."

"HUNTINGTON, a chapelry in the parish of Holmer, hundred of Grimsworth, county Hereford, 2 miles N.W. of Hereford, its post town, and 1 mile S.W. of Holmer. It is bounded on the S. by the road leading from Hereford to Hay and Kington. The appropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge, of £85 15s., and £75 are paid to the Rector of Holmer. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Holmer, in the diocese of Hereford. The church is a modern stone structure dedicated to St. Bartholomew. The Bishop of Hereford is lord of the manor and chief landowner."

"SHELWICK, a township in the parish of Holmer, county Hereford, 2 miles N.E. of Hereford."

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