== Parish History ==
Croft is an Ancient Parish in Herefordshire; the church of St Michael is adjacent to Croft Castle near [[Yarpole, Herefordshire]].<br>
The church dates from the mid 14th century and has been designated a grade I listed building by English Heritage [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-149433-church-of-st-michael-croft-and-yarpole+ British listed building].<br>
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Croft like this: CROFT, a parish in Leominster district, Hereford; on the river Lugg, 3½ miles NW by W of Berrington and Eye r. station, and 5¼ NW of Leominster. It includes the township of Newton; and its post town is Yarpole, under Leominster. Acres, 1, 564. Real property, £2, 018. Pop., 155. Houses, 25. The property is divided between two. The manor belonged anciently to The Crofts. Croft Castle is the seat of the Rev. W. K. Davies. Castle-Ambrey is an ancient double- ditched British camp. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Yarpole, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £283.* Patron, the Rev. W. K. Davies. The church contains a monument of the Crofts, and is pretty good.
CROFT, a '''parish''' in the hundred of Wolphy, county of Hereford.
Lewis, Samuel A. ''FHL Book Call #942 E5L 1831 pg. 546''.
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