Place:Lea, Herefordshire, England

Alt namesLeccesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 131
Coordinates51.883°N 2.5°W
Located inHerefordshire, England     ( - 1844)
Also located inGloucestershire, England     (1844 - )
Hereford and Worcester, England     (1974 - 1998)
Herefordshire, England     (1998 - )
See alsoSt. Briavels (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was part located until 1844
Greytree Hundred, Herefordshire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part after 1844
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Lea is a village and civil parish in the southeast of Herefordshire, just south-east of Ross-on-Wye and adjoining Gloucestershire.

The township of Lea Lower (redirected here) was part of the parish located in Gloucestershire until 1844 when it was removed to Herefordshire under the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844.

Research Tips

  • Gloucestershire Archives in Gloucester is where paper and microfilm copies of all records for this part of Gloucestershire are stored. Since Lea was transferred to Herefordshire in 1844, parish and civil records after that date will not be available at Gloucester.

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