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Mordiford, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Mordiford, a village and a parish in Herefordshire. The village stands on the river Lugg, near its influx to the Wye, and under Backbury Hill, 2 miles NNE of Holme Lacy station on the G.W.R., and 4¼ ESE of Hereford. It has a post office under Hereford; money order office, Fownhope; telegraph office, Holme Lacy railway station. There is a bridge of seven arches over the Lugg. The parish contains also the hamlets of Checkley, Froome, and Sufton. Acreage, 1515; population, 482. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The rocks are interesting to geologists, form outlying ridges of the great Silurian valley of elevation.; and include much limestone very rich in fossils. Sufton Court, the seat of the Hereford family, was built in 1790. Old Sufton, now a farmhouse, is a good specimen of a 15th century timber house. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; value, £230 with residence. The church has Norman portions; is chiefly Early English; has a transept rebuilt in 1852, and a tower rebuilt in 1814; was restored in 1869, when a N aisle was added; and contains a piscina, an ancient monument, an effigies with a very ancient inscription, some memorial windows, and a memorial of a very remarkable storm which passed over the village in 1811. In the churchyard is the shaft of an ancient stone cross, and an octagonal font of the 17th century. There is a mission church at Checkley.

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 parishMordiford Holy Rood 
Poor Law unionHereford 
Registration districtHereford1837 - 1974

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 districtHR1
Post TownHereford