In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Abbey Dore like this:
ABBEYDORE, a village and a parish in the district and county of Hereford. The village stands on the river Dore, 2 miles NW of Pontrilas r. station, and 11 SW of Hereford; and has a post office under Hereford. It is an old-fashioned place, and offers facilities for anglers. The parish comprises 5,390 acres. ...
Real property, £4,593. Pop., 551. Houses, 99. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £680.* Patrons, the co heirs of the late duchess of Norfolk. A Cistertian Abbey was founded here, by Robert de Ewyas, in the time of King Stephen; and passed, at the dissolution, to the Scudamores. The present church belonged to the Abbey was recently repaired, and contains a fine old pulpit, some beautiful painted windows, and several ancient monuments. Charities, £44.
Abbey Dore is now part of Herefordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Herefordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Abbey Dore itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Abbey Dore in Herefordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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