Whitbourne, Herefordshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"WHITBOURNE, a parish in the hundred of Broxash, county Hereford, 5 miles N.E. of Bromyard, and 10 N.W. of Worcester. The village is situated on the road between Worcester and Leominster, near the river Teme, which bounds the parish. The soil is clayey upon a subsoil of gravel and sandstone. The principal seats are Gains House and Whitbourne Court, formerly a palace of the Bishops of Hereford, but now a farm. It was here that Bishop Godwin died. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Hereford, value £540, in the patronage of the bishop, who is also lord of the manor. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. There is a free school for both sexes."

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