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Dinedor, Herefordshire

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Dinedor, Herefordshire

Dinedor is a hill, village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, 5 km south east of Hereford. The hilltop is the site of an Iron Age fort.
Administrative CountyHerefordshire
Traditional CountyHerefordshire
OS GridSO5336
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

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

Dynedor ~ Dunre

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

Dinedor, par. and hamlet, in co. and 2½ miles SE. of Hereford, 1678 ac., pop. 263; on the summit of Dinedor Hill is a Roman camp.

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

DINEDOR (St. Andrew), a parish, in the hundred of Webtree, union and county of Hereford, 4 miles (S. E. by S.) from Hereford; containing 289 inhabitants. It is situated on the banks of the river Wye, and comprises 1519a. 3r. 13p., the larger portion under tillage. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £8. 9. 7.; net income, £315; patrons, the Provost and Fellows of Worcester College, Oxford. Part of the tithe belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Hereford and the Governors of Guy's Hospital: the glebe contains 61 acres, with a glebe-house. There is a Roman encampment on Dinedor Hill, which is also called Oster Hill, from Ostorius Scapula, the Roman prætor, who commanded here. Matthias Turner, the friend of Grotius, is buried in the chancel of the church.

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