In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kinnersley like this:
KINNERSLEY, a village and a parish in Weobly district, Hereford. The village stands adjacent to the Hereford and Brecon railway, 4 miles SW by W of Weobly; and has a station on the railway. The parish contains also the township of Newchurch: and its posttown is Weobly, Herefordshire. Acres, 2, 199. Real property, £2, 641. Pop., 313. Houses, 64. The manor belongs to John Parkinson, Esq. Kinnersley Castle, an old building, surrounded by a thick wood, is a chief residence. A fortalice of some importance was at the village, before the Norman Conquest; and the remains of it were converted into a dwelling house. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £353.k Patron, Mrs. M. E. Clark. The church is of the 12th and 13th centuries, with a later tower; and contains several monuments. Schools were erected in 1861. Charities, £12.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kinnersley in Herefordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 11th December 2013
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