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Bartestree is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, 7 km east of Hereford on the A438 road. The name is thought to be derived from the Old English Beorhtwald's tree. The Convent of Our Lady of Charity & Refuge was founded in 1863 by Robert Biddulph Phillips of Longworth and occupied a large, red-brick building by Edward Pugin.
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Other names by which Bartestree, Herefordshire has been known in the past
Bartestree, Herefordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Bartestree, par., in mid. of co. and 6 miles NE. of Hereford, pop. 199; P.O. It has a Roman Catholic nunnery founded in 1870.
Bartestree, Herefordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)
BARTESTREE, a chapelry, in the parish of Dormington, hundred of Greytree, union and county of Hereford, 4½ miles (E.) from Hereford; containing 44 inhabitants. The chapelry is situated near the right bank of the river Froome, and is crossed by the road from Hereford to Ledbury; it comprises 410 acres. The living is a perpetual curacy, united to the vicarage of Dormington. A rent-charge of £90 has been awarded as a commutation for the vicarial tithes. The chapel is dedicated to St. James.
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