In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Preston on Wye like this:
PRESTON-UPON-WYE, a parish in Weobly district, Hereford; on the river Wye, 3 miles S of Moorhampton r. station, and 6½ S by W of Weobly. Post-town, Hereford. Acres, 1, 379. Real property, £2, 370. Pop., 277. Houses, 57. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Blakemere, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £250. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church is good.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Preston on Wye has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Herefordshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Preston on Wye and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Preston on Wye in Herefordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 18th December 2014
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