Mansel Lacy

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Mansel Lacy
Mansel Lacy is located in Herefordshire
Mansel Lacy
Mansel Lacy
Mansel Lacy shown within Herefordshire
Population 139 [1]
OS grid reference SO425455
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEREFORD
Postcode district HR4
Dialling code 01981
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°05′42″N 2°50′24″W / 52.095°N 2.840°W / 52.095; -2.840Coordinates: 52°05′42″N 2°50′24″W / 52.095°N 2.840°W / 52.095; -2.840

Mansel Lacy (alternatively spelled Mansell Lacy) is a small village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England. It is located 7 miles (11 km) north west of Hereford, close to the A480 road.

The population of the parish at the 2011 Census was 139.[1]

The church of St Michael and All Angels dates from between the 11th and 13th centuries.[2]

Mansel Lacy was the overall winner of Herefordshire in the 2008 Calor Village of the Year competition.[3]


Mansel Lacy is mentioned in an Anglo-Saxon charter (Sawyer: 1469) from c. 1045, half a hide of which is bought as an estate.[4][5] It appears as Mælueshylle, probably meaning 'hill on which the mallow grows' from Old English malu + hyll.[6]

The village has two entries in the Domesday Book (1086) as Malveselle in the hundred of Stepleset. It is quite small with only 11 households yet is assessed for a relatively large amount of tax of 5 geld units.[7]