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"DORSTONE, a parish in the hundred of WEBTREE, county of HEREFORD, 8 miles (E. by S.) from Hay, comprising the townships of Lower Dorstone and Upper Dorstone, and containing 591 inhabitants, exclusively of a part of the township of Vowmine, which is in this parish, of which number, 402 are in Lower, and 189 in Upper Dorstone. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £7. 11. 10., and in the patronage of the Rev. Thomas Prosser. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. There are four fairs for horned cattle, horses, sheep, and pigs, on April 27th, May 18th, September 27th, and November 18th. A castle formerly stood within the parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]


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Description and Travel

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  • Transcription of sections of Kelly's Directory of Herefordshire for Dorstone in 1913, 1934 and 1941, by Rosemary Lockie.


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Historical Geography

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