Dinmore, Herefordshire

Extract from Littlebury's Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire, 1876-7
with Private and Commercial Residents

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2004

DINMORE was formerly an extra-parochial place, but is now a parish for the purposes of the Act of 20 Vict., c. 19. It is distant 7 miles N. of Hereford, 6 S. of Leominster, and 5 E. of Weobley; is in Grimsworth hundred, Bodenham polling district, Hereford union, county court district, and petty sessional division. The population in 1861 was 42; in 1871, 10; inhabited houses, 4. The cause assigned for the decrease in population is that Dinmore house was unoccupied when the census was taken. The area of the parish is 570 acres; annual rateable value, £633. The Rev. Harris Fleming St. John is lord of the manor and owner of the land. The soil is clay, well adapted for bricks, the manufacture of which, with tiles, &c., is carried on by H.G. Goldingham, Esq., of Worcester. The road between Hereford and Leominster is distant about 1 mile E. of the church, and Dinmore station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway is in the parish of Bodenham, at the foot of Dinmore hill, nearly 2 miles N.E. The church adjoins Dinmore manor house, and is a small stone edifice in the Early English style of architecture, with square tower and beautified spire. The living is a donative; patron, Rev. H.F. St. John; chaplain, Rev. George Armstrong Blakely, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford, who was appointed in 1875, and resides at Stretford rectory. Dinmore Manor House, a commodious and ancient stone building, is at present unoccupied.

POSTAL REGULATIONS.- Letters are received from Hereford (via Wellington). Leominster, Weobley, and Hereford are the nearest money order and telegraph offices. Post town, Hereford
Dinmore Church.- Rev. George Armstrong Blakely, M.A., Chaplain.
Dinmore Railway Station.- John Price, Station Master.
Davies John, farmer, Upper Dinmore
Dinmore Brick & Tile Works; Herbert George Goldingham, Esq. (of Worcester), Proprietor; Mr. Geo. Bradley (of Wellington, near Hereford), Manager

OCR/Transcription by Rosemary Lockie in March 2004.

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