Archenfield  Herefordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Archenfield like this:

IRCHINGFIELD, or ARCHENFIELD, a quondam liberty and a rural deanery in the S of Hereford. The liberty was known to the ancient Welsh as Urging, to the Saxons as Ircingafeld, and at Domesday as Arcenfelde; was ravaged in 905 by the Danes, and given afterwards, by the Crown, to the Earls of Shrewsbury; and had the custom of gavelkind, and some other peculiar customs. The rural deanery is noticed in the article Hereford.

The location is that of Llanwarne, roughly central to the group of twelve places listed by Domesday as being part of the Hundred of Archenfield (, accessed 26/9/2011).

Archenfield through time

Archenfield is now part of Herefordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Herefordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Archenfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Archenfield in Herefordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 01st March 2021

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