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Hope under Dinmore

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"HOPE-under-DINMORE, a parish in the hundred of WOLPHY, county of HEREFORD, 4 miles (S. by E.) from Leominster, containing 528 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £ 1200 royal bounty, and in -the patronage of the Bishop of Hereford. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains the remains of several members of the Coningsby family, one of whom, Sir Thomas, founded Coningsby's hospital, in Hereford. On the western brow of Dinmore hill is the site of a commandery of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]



  • Beale, Catherine - Champagne and Shambles: The Arkwrights and the Downfall of the Landed Aristocracy, Sutton Publishing, 2006. ISBN 0750943920. An excellent book on the Arkwrights of Hampton Court, Hope-under-Dinmore. References to many Herefordshire Arkwright landowning and to inter-married families. Information on working conditions on Arkwright estate, social provision for villagers. Very interesting general history of developments in agriculture in Herefordshire in the second half of 19th century.  Information provided by Liz Summerson.

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