HARFORD, a parish in Plympton-St. Mary district, Devon; on the river Erme, 2½ miles N of Ivy-Bridge r. station, and 5¾ N by W of Modbury. Post-town, Ivybridge. Acres, 2,050. Real property, £1,936. pop., 158. Houses, 25. The property is subdivided. The scenery along the Erme is romantic. Nearly one-fourth of the land is moor. There is a large paper factory; and the proprietor of it built a large mansion in the parish in 1865. Another mansion was recently built by W. Matthews, Esq. A Druidical circle, with a kistvaen in the centre, is on a hill near the church. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £210. Patron, Lady Rogers. The church is ancient but good; consists of nave, chancel, and S aisle, with a tower; and contains two fine brasses, one of them of Speaker Williams, who died in 1565. The church-yard contains an old granite monument resembling a cromlech. There is a chapel of ease, which was formerly an Independent chapel.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Rural Deanery: Plympton
Poor Law Union: Plympton St Mary