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Byford, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Byford, a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Wye, and the road from Hereford to Brecon, 3 miles S of Moorhampton station on the M.R., 6 S of Weobley,and 7½ WNW of Hereford, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Staunton-on-Wye. Acreage, 942; population of the civil parish, 185. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Mansell Gamage, in the diocese of Hereford; net value of Byford, £168 with residence. Population of the ecclesiastical district, 310. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1883; it is a fine building of the £arly English and Decorated periods, and consists of chancel, nave, south transept, south aisle, and an embattled tower.

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 CountyHerefordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishByford St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionWeobley 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR4
Post TownHereford