HARFORD, a parish, in the union of Plympton St. Mary, hundred of Ermington, Ermington and Plympton, and S. divisions of Devon, 2½ miles (N.) from Ivy-Bridge; containing 193 inhabitants. This parish comprises 2050 acres, of which 1550 are arable and pasture in nearly equal portions, and a very considerable quantity waste, bordering on Dartmoor Forest, and called Harford Moor; the soil of the cultivated land is a light black mould, resting on gravel. The river Erme has its rise on the borders of the parish, through which it flows into Mottecombe bay; and on its banks are a paper-manufactory, and a large flour-mill. Several attempts have been made to stream for tin, but without success; granite is abundant at "Tor Rocks," on the confines of Dartmoor, but there are no regular quarries. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 14. 4½., and in the patronage of T. Sanders, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £180, and the glebe comprises 40 acres. The church is an ancient structure, in the Norman style. There is a place of worship for Independents. William Hart, who suffered severely for his loyalty, was rector in the reign of Charles I.