Open a form to report problems or contribute information

 
1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

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

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

Shobdon, Herefordshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"SHOBDON, a parish in the hundred of Stretford, county Hereford, 8 miles W. of Leominster, its post town, 6 from Wigmore, and 5 S.E. of Presteign. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on a branch of the river Lug, near Mortimer's Cross. The inhabitants are chiefly agricultural. The land is partly in hop grounds. The tithes were commuted for corn rents under an Enclosure Act in 1809. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Hereford, value £764. The church, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, has a tower containing two bells. It was partially rebuilt in 1758 by John Viscount Bateman, of whose family it contains several monuments. There is a parochial school for both sexes erected at the expense of Lord Bateman. Shobdon Court is situated in a well wooded park stocked with deer. Lord Bateman is lord of the manor and principal landowner. At Castle Hill are traces of a Roman or Danish fortification."

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