Byford (St. John the Baptist)

BYFORD (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Weobley, hundred of Grimsworth, county of Hereford, 7½ miles (W. N. W.) from Hereford; containing 236 inhabitants. The parish comprises 873a. 1r. 14p., of which about 175 acres are arable, 647 pasture, and 50 woodland: it is intersected by the river Wye, and the road from Hereford to Hay. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 1. 8., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £182, and there is a glebe of 32¼ acres, with a house.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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