Outreach and Education

The searchable Archive has been provided for the benefit of all those who have an interest in some part of the rich historical heritage of the Ewyas Lacy area of Herefordshire.

It is the wish of the Longtown Historical Society that the material may be used widely and freely for educational and non-commercial research purposes, either as a direct source of information or as a lead to the original archive documents held in Public Record Offices or elsewhere.

The Archive will be of use for a wide range of historical research, be your interest in local history, genealogy or family history, and we trust you will find the material both interesting and easily accessible.

Local community groups, schools and educational establishments at all levels will find a wealth of information for use in their projects. The Society would be pleased to help and provide guidance on the content of the Archive and use of the material.

.To assist in researching the extensive probate archives the following indexes are available from the society:
A.  Volume 1 Ewyas Lacy Probate Documents 1547 - 1858 Held at TheNational Library of Wales & the National Archive, Kew

B. Volume 2 Ewyas Lacy Probate Documents 1570 - 1652 Held at the National Library of Wales.

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Longtown nestles below the Black Mountains 

Researchers with a broader interest in our part of Herefordshire can view a Bibliography of Ewyas Lacy here and may find other information of use in the following web sites:


  • The National Archive (which was the Public Record Office) contains much information on Herefordshire
  • The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held throughout England and dating from the 900s to the present day. You may find archives here not included on our site
  • The Herefordshire Family History Society has a site containing much information for those with an interest in the genealogy of the county
  • For details of the Herefordshire Record Office see this site
  • For details of the Gwent Record Office see this site
  • For Herefordshire Genealogy see this site   
  • The 1901 Census for most of the Parishes of Ewyas Lacy have been transcribed by an enthusiastic Family Historian
  • From 1837 Ewyas Lacy Parishes were part of the Dore Poor Law Union. See this site for details of the Dore Workhouse, including the 1881 census of staff and inmates
  • For Field Names as collected by the Archaeological Research Section of the Woolhope Naturalists Field Club see this searchable site
  • Historic Herefordshire On Line, the website for Herefordshire Sites and Monuments Record, part of Herefordshire Archaeology. This website allows full access to the records of all the known archaeological sites in the County of Herefordshire
  • Similar material for Wales can be found at the National Library of Wales
  • A wide range of information on Herefordshire is to be found at GENUKI Genealogy
  • UK Genealogy has a web page on Herefordshire
  • Unfortunately the Archenfield Archaeology pages for Longtown and Clodock are currently unavailable


Other Herefordshire Clubs & Societies devoted to its Local History include:

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