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Harford, Devon

Historical Description

Harford, a parish in Devonshire, on the river Erme, 2¼ miles N of Ivy Bridge station on the G.W.R., and 5½ N by W of Modbury. Post town, money order, and telegraph office, Ivy Bridge. Acreage, 3418; population, 172. The scenery along the Erme is romantic. Nearly one-fourth of the land is moor. A Druidical circle, with a kistvaen in the centre, is on a hill near the church. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter; value, £165 with residence. The church is ancient but good; consists of nave, chancel, and 6 aisle, with a tower, and contains a fine brass. The churchyard contains an old granite monument resembling a crom-lech. There is a chapel of ease, which was formerly a Congregational chapel.

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 CountyDevon 
Poor Law unionPlympton St. Mary 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the South West Heritage Trust, Parochial Church Council, and Devon Family History Society have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Harford

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 Harford from the following:


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.

DistrictSouth Hams
RegionSouth West
Postal districtPL21
Post TownIvybridge