PENCOMBE is a Township, Parish and village, 4 miles west from Bromyard (its post town), 6 west from Dinmore Railway Station, and 11 from Hereford; it is in Broxash Hundred, Bromyard Union, Frome deanery, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric. The church is a very ancient and remarkable building, in the Norman style; the tower is stone; was rebuilt in 1840, and contains 3 bells; it has a nave, chancel, apse, porch an ancient font, and three modern tablets. The living is a rectory, worth £490 yearly, with residence and 119 acres of glebe land, in the gift of John Arkwright, Esq.; the Rev. Henry Barry Domville, M.A., is the incumbent. There is a Sunday School and day school for boys and girls, supported by the rector. The Rectory House is very pleasantly situated about half a mile from the church. The population, in 1851, was 359, and the acreage is 3,955. The soil is clayey; the subsoil partly stone. John Arkwright, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The chief crops are wheat, beans, oats, and clover. A Court Leet is held at the Court- House once in three years; and by an ancient custom, The Lord of the Manor claims a pair of gilt spurs when a Mayor of Hereford dies while in office.
GRENDON WARREN is an extra- parochial place, sometimes returned as a parish, and in 1851, were 635 acres, and a population of 38.
MARSTEN STANNET is a hamlet.
SPARRINGTON, Maidenhill, Banstone, Upper Egdon, Baldhurst, The Nash, Fishpool, Day House, Stone Lodge, Court House, Maidenhide, Fishpool, Wootton, Upper and Lower Sidnal, Marsh, Lower Marston, Betterley, Hyde, and Durstone, are farms.
| Domvile Rev. Henry Barry, B.A., The Rectory || Jordan Mrs. Copyland |
| Baker Thomas, farmer, Sparrington || Kinsey Samuel, farmer, Little Marstone |
| Banford John, wheelwright || Lambert Henry, farmer, Wootton |
| Brown William, farmer, Stone Lodge || Lane Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Grendon Court |
| Brtten William, farmer, Upper Egdon || Lane Richard, farmer, Little Hegdon |
| Colley James, farmer, Maidenhide || Lawrence Charles, beer retailer |
| Edwards Jonathan, farmer, Banstone || Mason Nicholas, farmer, Bitterley Hyde |
| Edwards William, farmer, Baldhurst || Mason Richard, farmer, Pencombe Mill |
| Goode William, farmer, Pencombe Court || Maund George, farmer, Dorston |
| Griffiths John, farmer, The Nash || Parker William, farmer, Sidnall |
| Grosvenor John, farmer, Fish Pool || Perry Thomas, boot and shoemaker |
| Gurney Richard, blacksmith || Seaborn Francis, Victualler, Huntsman Tavern
| Herring Philip, farmer, Day House || Williams Richard, farmer, Marsh Court |
| Jones Edwin, farmer, Lower Sidnal || Winney John, farmer, Great Marstone |
Letters through Bromyard, which is the nearest money order office