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Charford, North (St. Peter and St. Paul)

CHARFORD, NORTH (St. Peter and St. Paul,) a parish, in the union and hundred of Fordingbridge, Ringwood and S. divisions of the county of Southampton, 3½ miles (N. by E.) from Fordingbridge; containing 116 inhabitants, of whom 62 are in the tything of South Charford. In the Saxon annals this place is called Cerdickford, from Cerdic, who defeated the Britons near a ford on the Avon, and subsequently became the founder of the West Saxon kingdom. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued in the king's books at £5. 13. 4.: the church is in ruins.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.