Barford, a village and a parish in Warwickshire. The village stands on the river Avon amid pleasant environs, 3-miles S by W of Warwick, contains some fine houses, and has a postal telegraph office under Warwick. The parish comprises 1677 acres; population, 719. Barford House, Barford Hall, and Watchbury House are the chief residences. There is a handsome stone bridge of 3 arches across the Avon. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £640 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1844, but includes the square tower of a previous edifice, which belonged to the Abbey of Evesham. Dugdale mentions a church about 1200. On the tower may still be seen the marks of the cannon-balls of the Parliamentary troops in the Civil War. The church was enlarged in 1884, and contains several monuments of the Mills family. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and an endowed school, founded about 1500.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Barford St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Warwick|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Barford:
Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on Ancestry.co.uk
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Barford from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Barford (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Barford are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:
The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.