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Walford, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Walford, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Wye, 3 miles SSW of Ross, with a station at Kerne Bridge on the Monmouth and Ross branch of the G.W.R., tind a post and money order office under Ross; telegraph office, Goodrich. The parish comprises 4340 acres; population of the civil parish, 1116; of the ecclesiastical, 730. There is a parish council consisting of thirteen members. Walford Court, now a farmhouse, was the seat of the Kyrle family, one of whom was a Parliamentary leader in the Civil War, and entertained Cromwell. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £182 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is Norman and Early English, and was restored in 1887. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Plymouth Brethren chapels, and a chapel of ease is at Howle Hill.

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 parishWalford St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionRoss 

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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