About Ewyas Lacy


Ewyas Lacy was the name given by the Norman conquerors to an area of Welsh land anciently known as Ewyas, which was claimed by the de Lacy family as overlords. Flanked by the Black Mountains, Ewyas Lacy was frontier country in the Marches of Wales until brought into England and the county of Herefordshire in the 16th century, when some ten parishes were designated the Hundred of Ewyas Lacy.

This website contains historical records of the people and places in the ten modern-day parishes which together formed the ancient lands of Ewyas Lacy, namely Craswall, Cusop, Llancillo, Llanveynoe, Longtown [with Clodock], Michaelchurch Escley, Newton, Rowlestone, St Margarets, and Walterstone.

The map below shows the location of Ewyas Lacy within the County of Herefordshire, and the location of the individual modern parishes within Ewyas Lacy.

Further detailed information on the origins and development of the area is available in the article “A brief history of Ewyas Lacy” .


Map by courtesy of Geoff Gwatkin

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