In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ewyas Harold like this:
EWYAS-HAROLD, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; on an affluent of the river Monnow, 1¼ mile NW of Pontrilas r. station, and 11½ SW of Hereford. Post town, Pontrilas, under Hereford. Acres, 1,838. Real property, £1, 895. Pop., 407. Houses, 88. The property is much subdivided. A castle was built here by King Harold, but has disappeared. A small priory of black monks, a cell to Gloucester abbey, also was founded here about 1100. Ewyas was formerly a lordship, extending to the vale of Honddu beyond the Black mountains. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, 110.* Patron, Bishop of G. and B The church dates from the 14th century, and is tolerable.
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Date accessed: 19th May 2013
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