Mansel Lacy

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Mansel Lacy
Cottage, Mansel Lacy - - 997691.jpg
Cottage in Mansel Lacy
Grid reference: SO425456
Location: 52°6’21"N, 2°50’24"W
Population: 139  (2011)
Post town: Hereford
Postcode: HR4
Dialling code: 01981
Local Government
Council: Herefordshire
and South Herefordshire

Mansel Lacy (alternatively spelled Mansell Lacy) is a small village in Herefordshire. It is located seven miles north-west of Hereford, close to the A480 road.

The population of the parish at the 2011 Census was 139.


St Michael and All Angels

The parish church is St Michael and All Angels, which dates from between the 11th and 13th centuries.[1]


Mansel Lacy is mentioned in a surviving Anglo-Saxon charter from c. 1045, in which half a hide of which is bought as an estate.[2][3] It appears in the charter as Mælueshylle, probably meaning 'hill on which the mallow grows' from Old English malu hyll.[4]

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.[5]