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Westhide, Herefordshire

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Westhide, Herefordshire

Westhide is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, 9 km north east of Hereford. The parish had a population of 79 in the 2001 UK Census and is grouped with Preston Wynne and Withington to form Withington Group Parish Council for administrative purposes. The parish church is dedicated to St Bartholomew and has a large but short 12th-century tower. In the churchyard are the remains of a medieval preaching cross now topped by an 18th-century sundial.
Administrative CountyHerefordshire
Traditional CountyHerefordshire
OS GridSO5844
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
Population79 (Parish)

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

Hide ~ Hide West ~ West Hide

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

Hide, West, Herefordshire. See WESTHIDE.

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

WESTHIDE, a parish, in the hundred of Radlow, union and county of Hereford, 5½miles (N. E. by E.) from Hereford; containing 159 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Hereford to Bromyard, and comprises by measurement 1100 acres, of which 365 are arable, 425 meadow and pasture, 60 in hop plantations, and 250 woodland. The soil is generally a reddish clay, producing good crops of wheat; the surface is undulated, and there are quarries of limestone, used chiefly for rough building and for the roads. An extension of the Gloucester and Ledbury canal to Hereford skirts the parish. The Court, formerly the seat of the Monnington family, to whom the manor belonged, was originally surrounded with a moat, which is now partly filled up. The living is a rectory, united to that of Stoke-Edith: the glebe comprises about 21 acres. The church is in the early English style, and contains some monuments to the Monningtons.

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