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Clifford, Herefordshire

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Clifford, Herefordshire

Clifford is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, four miles to the north of Hay-on-Wye. It lies on the south bank of the River Wye, which here forms the border between Wales and England. The civil parish also includes the hamlets of Priory Wood and Hardwicke. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 530. The ruins of the Norman castle of Clifford Castle are in the village. Newton Tump is the remains of a motte and bailey castle 3 miles southeast of the village.
Administrative CountyHerefordshire
Traditional CountyHerefordshire
OS GridSO2445
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01497

Other names by which Clifford, Herefordshire has been known in the past


Clifford, Herefordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Clifford.-- par. and vil., W. border of Herefordshire, on river Wye, 2¼ miles NE. of Hay, 6522 ac., pop. 792; P.O. Clifford Castle, 2 miles NE. of the vil., a beautiful ruin, on an eminence overlooking the river, was the birthplace of Fair Rosamond Clifford.

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