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Mordiford, Herefordshire

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Mordiford, Herefordshire

Mordiford is a village in Herefordshire, England on the B4224 Hereford to Mitcheldean road 4 miles east south east of the city of Hereford. This village grew up around an ancient ford over the River Lugg. The river is now crossed by the oldest surviving bridge in Herefordshire, dating in part to c. 1352 and completed in the 16th century.
Administrative CountyHerefordshire
Traditional CountyHerefordshire
OS GridSO5737
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

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

Mondiford ~ Morningford

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

Mordiford, par. and vil., in co. and 4½ miles SE. of Hereford, on river Lugg, 1478 ac., pop. 570; P.O.

Mordiford, Herefordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

MORDIFORD (Holy Rood), a parish, in the hundred of Greytree, union and county of Hereford, 4 miles (E. S. E.) from Hereford; containing 595 inhabitants. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Froome, Lug, and Wye, and comprises 1480a. 6p., of which about 500 acres are arable, 640 meadow and pasture, 170 woodland and coppice, 18 in hop plantations, and 47 in gardens. The substratum abounds with limestone, in which is found a great variety of fossils. The road from Hereford to Gloucester proceeds through the parish. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £10. 6. 5½., and in the gift of E. T. Foley, Esq.; the tithes have been commuted for £310, and the glebe contains 3 acres. The church had a wooden spire rising from the centre, which was many years since taken down; a tower was erected in 1814. On Blackbury Hill, within the parish, are some remains of a work called St. Ethelbert's camp.

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