Madley  Herefordshire


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

MADLEY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district and county of Hereford. The village stands 1½ mile S of the river Wye, 4¼ NW of Tram-Inn r. station, and 5¾ W by S of Hereford; dates from ancient times; was once a market-town; is now a seat of petty sessions; and has a post office under Hereford.—The parish comprises 5,360 acres. ...

Real property, £8,108. Pop. in 1851,927; in 1861,970. Houses, 198. A castle formerly stood at the village. A ferry for horses and carriages is on the Wye to Bsdge-Sollers and Byford. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Tiberton, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £608. * Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church is partly Norman, but chiefly decorated English; has a polygonal apse, over a fine octagonal crypt, with central shaft and good groining; has, in the E end of a small chapel, a large fivolight window; has elsewhere windows mostly of twolights, in mixtures of early English and decorated English; has, at the W end, a beautiful embattled tower, surmonnted by a high turret, locally called "Jacob's Chair; ''and contains decorated sedilia, remains of stalls with desks and miserere seats, a remarkable ancient font, and several handsome monuments. A broken cross is near the church, and another is near the village. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £27. -The sub-district contains also seven other parishesAcres, 19,790. Pop., 3,088. Houses, 657

Madley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st May 2024

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