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== Parish History ==
Croft Castle and the associated Church of St Michael are described at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croft_Castle+ Croft Castle Wikipedia]<br> Croft is an Ancient Parish in Herefordshire; the church of St Michael is adjacent to Croft Castle near [[Yarpole, Herefordshire]]. The Ancient parish also includes Newton.<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 Croft Castle and Wales described Croft like this:  CROFT, a parish in Leominster district, Hereford; on the river Lugg, 3½ miles NW church are managed 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, 25National Trust [http://www. The property is divided between twonationaltrust. The manor belonged anciently to The Croftsorg. Croft Castle is the seat of the Rev. W. K. Davies. Castle-Ambrey is an ancient doubleuk/croft-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. castle/+ National trust website]
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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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