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Ludford, Shropshire

Historical Description

Ludford, a parish in Salop and Herefordshire, containing a village of its own name in Herefordshire. The village stands on the river Teme, immediately outside the town of Ludlow; occupies the site of a Roman station, is an old-fashioned place, and has an old but substantial bridge communicating with Ludlow. Post town, Ludlow. Acreage, 1494; population, 528. There is a parish council of nine members. Ludford House was formerly the seat of the Charlton family, one of whom entertained James II. here in 1687. The mansion formed part of the Hospital of St John in the 13th century. Stone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £130. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1866. Almshouses for six poor persons were founded in 1672.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySalop 
Poor Law unionLudlow 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Shropshire Archives have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Ludford

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ludford from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Shropshire (Salop) is available to browse.


Online maps of Ludford are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Shropshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Shropshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtSY8
Post TownLudlow