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

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Puddlestone, Herefordshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"PUDDLESTONE, a parish in the hundred of Wolphy, county Hereford, 6 miles N.E. of Leominster, its post town, and 16 from Hereford. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the N. of the turnpike road from Leominster to Worcester. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agricultural pursuits. The soil consists of clay and loam. The parish includes the townships of Whyle and Brockmanton. The living is a rectory* with Whyle, in the diocese of Hereford, value £276. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, has a tower containing four bells. The church has been thoroughly restored and enlarged. There is a National school for both sexes. Puddlestone Court is a modern mansion. Hops are grown in the parish. Elias Chadwick, Esq., is lord of the manor."

"BROCKMANTON, a township in the parish of Puddlestone, and hundred of Wolphy, in the county of Hereford, 4 miles to the E. of Leominster."

"WHILE, (or Whyle), a hamlet in the parish of Puddlestone, hundred of Wolphy, county Hereford, 5 miles N.E. of Leominster. It was formerly a distinct parish, but is now united to that of Puddlestone."

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