Haywood, Herefordshire

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Haywood is a civil parish in Herefordshire, England, which is south-west of Hereford. The population of this civil parish at the 2011 census was 216;[1] the parish has no substantial settlements. However, it is home to one of the largest poultry farms in Great Britain, which is run by Cargill Meats Europe.

The Hay of Hereford was a Royal forest in the early Middle Ages,[2] it was granted by Empress Matilda to Milo of Gloucester when she created him Earl of Hereford.[3] The woodlands can be seen on Saxton's 1577 map of Herefordshire.[4]

Haywood was officially outside of any parish in the mid 1800s.[5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  2. ^ *Raymond Grant (1991). The royal forests of England. Wolfeboro Falls, NH: Alan Sutton. ISBN 0-86299-781-X. 086299781X. See Appendix, p225
  3. ^ Francis Beaufort Palmer (February 2007), Peerage Law in England, Lawbook Exchange, ISBN 9781584777489, 1584777486 See Appendix, p242 and Theophilus Jones (1805), A history of the county of Brecknock (A history of the county of Brecknock. ed.), Brecknock: Printed and sold by Wm. & Geo. North ... for the author; and sold by J. Booth ... London. p67
  4. ^ Map[permanent dead link] linked from Forests and Chases of England and Wales, c. 1000 to c. 1850: An Inventory of Early Maps and Plans
  5. ^ 'Hayle - Hazon', in A Topographical Dictionary of England, ed. Samuel Lewis (London, 1848), pp. 454-456 [accessed 26 August 2015].

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Coordinates: 52°01′N 2°45′W / 52.02°N 2.75°W / 52.02; -2.75