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Burghill, Herefordshire

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Burghill, Herefordshire

Burghill is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, north-west of Hereford. The parish includes the villages of Burghill, Tillington, Portway and Eltons Marsh. The village of Burghill has a Norman church, St Mary the Virgin, and a village hall, the Simpson Hall, that has been modernised. There is a golf club, Burghill Valley Golf Club, in the heart of the village. The whole area is surrounded by apple and pear orchards and is a centre for tourism.
Administrative CountyHerefordshire
Traditional CountyHerefordshire
OS GridSO4744
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01432

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


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

Burghill, par., vil., and seat, in co. and 3½ miles NW. of Hereford, 3704 ac., pop. 1359; P.O.

Burghill, Herefordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

BURGHILL (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Grimsworth, union and county of Hereford, 4 miles (N. W. by N.) from Hereford; containing, with the township of Tillington, 863 inhabitants. The parish comprises by admeasurement 3674 acres, of which 1800 are arable and garden-ground, 1400 meadow and pasture, and nearly 400 woodland; the surface is undulated, and the soil consists of clay, loam, and gravel. The road from Hereford to Weobley and Pembridge passes through. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 18. 2.; net income, £94; patron, B. Biddulph, Esq., to whom, with others, the impropriation belongs: the glebe consists of 27 acres, exclusive of augmentation lands. The church, which contains 350 sittings, was thoroughly restored about twenty years ago, at a cost of £2000: among the antiquities in the interior are a curious font of metal, a rood-loft, and the altar-tomb of Sir John Milbourne and his lady. There is a barrow adjoining the churchyard.

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