Abbey Dore

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Abbey Dore
Abbey Dore Court Gardens.jpg
The gardens at Abbey Dore Court
Abbey Dore is located in Herefordshire
Abbey Dore
Abbey Dore
Location within Herefordshire
Population385 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSD3830
Civil parish
  • Abbey Dore
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHR2
Dialling code01981
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
51°58′12″N 2°53′42″W / 51.970°N 2.895°W / 51.970; -2.895Coordinates: 51°58′12″N 2°53′42″W / 51.970°N 2.895°W / 51.970; -2.895

Abbey Dore Welsh: Deur Abbey is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, known for Dore Abbey, a 12th-century Cistercian abbey, expanded in the 13th century.

The name, Abbey Dore, came into being in the 18th century combining the Modern English word abbey for the Cistercian Abbey in the village and the river name dore from Primitive Welsh meaning 'water'.[2]

The village is situated in the Golden Valley, and has a population of 342,[3] increasing to 385 at the 2011 Census.

The Grade I listed parish church of St Mary is the former abbey church. It is on Historic England's list of buildings at risk.[4]

Abbey Dore Court has large gardens open to the public in spring and summer.

Abbeydore railway station closed in 1941. It was on the Great Western Railway branch line linking Pontrilas and Hay-on-Wye. The railway always spelt the name of the village as one word.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  2. ^ Watts, Victor (2007). The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names. Cambridge University Press. p. 191. ISBN 978-0521168557.
  3. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Herefordshire". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Heritage at Risk". Historic England.

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