In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Letton like this:
LETTON, a township and a parish in Weobly district, Hereford. The township lies on the river Wye, 2½ miles SSW of Kinnersley r. station, and 5½ SW of Weobly, and has a post office under Hereford. Real property, £1,660. Pop., 137. Houses, 33.The parish contains also the township of Hurstley, and comprises 1,196 acres. Real property, £2,158. Pop., 238. Houses, 53. The manor, with Letton Court, belongs to the Rev. Henry Blisset. Part of the land is under hops. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £221.* Patron, the Rev. H. Blisset. The church is ancient, has a tower, and contains monumental tablets of the Blissets. Charities, a share of £689 with Staunton-upon-Wye.
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 Letton 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 Letton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Letton in Herefordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 02nd October 2014
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