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

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Peterchurch, Herefordshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"PETERCHURCH, a parish in the hundred of Webtree, county Hereford, 12 miles W. of Hereford, its post town, and 9 N.W. of Pontrilas railway station. The village, which is chiefly agricultural, is situated on the river Dore, in the Golden Vale, and is surrounded by hills and woods. The parish is traversed by the Ross and Hay road. The surface is hilly, but fertile, producing heavy crops of wheat. The soil consists of a rich loam, with a subsoil of clay and sandstone. The land is divided between arable and pasture, with about 100 acres of woodland. There are several stone quarries, and a mineral spring called St. Peter's Well.

The impropriation belongs to the Governor of Guy's Hospital, London. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford, value £327. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient stone structure with a spired tower containing six bells. The interior of the church contains a piece of stone on which is sculptured a trout with a gold chain round its throat. The parochial charities produce about £15 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes, also an almshouse for six aged females. The Wesleyans and Baptists have each a place of worship. Urishay Castle is the principal residence. T. Delahay, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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