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Moccas, Herefordshire

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Moccas, Herefordshire

Moccas is a village and civil parish in the English county of Herefordshire. It is located 14 miles west of Hereford. The parish is mainly farmland with a number of woods, including Woodbury Hill Wood and the Moccas Park Deer Park (though mostly in Dorstone parish). The parish church of St Michael is well known as the site of the very early Welsh Moccas Monastery, founded by Saint Dubricius in the 6th century, as recorded in the Book of Llandaff.
Administrative CountyHerefordshire
Traditional CountyHerefordshire
OS GridSO3542
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
 

Other names by which Moccas, Herefordshire has been known in the past

Moches

Moccas, Herefordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Moccas, par. and v.il., Herefordshire, on river Wye, 3½ miles SW. of Moorhampton ry. sta. and 6½ miles SW. of Weobly, 1163 ac., pop. 177; Moccas Court, seat, has a finely wooded park.

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