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Craswall Church

Craswall (historically also spelt Craswell, Crasswall and Crosswold) is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, adjacent to the border with Brecknockshire. It lies in the far west of the county, in the foothills of the Black Mountains. The civil parish corresponds to the chapelry of the ancient parish of Clodock (until 1852 in the diocese of St David's).

Before 1536 Craswall was in the marcher lordship of Ewyas. In 1866 a civil parish was formed from the chapelry.[1]

The village is near the source of the River Monnow. Above the village is the Black Hill, the setting for Bruce Chatwin's novel On the Black Hill.

In the 2001 census the population of the civil parish was 147,[2] increasing to 153 at the 2011 Census.[3]


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