Ford Herefordshire Family History Guide

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Civil Parish: Ford and Stoke Prior

Alternative names: Ford-Bridge, Fordsbridge

Parish church: St John of Jerusalem

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Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FORD, Ford-Bridge, or Fordsbridge, a parochial chapelry in Leominster district, Hereford; on the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway, 2½ miles SSE of Leominster. It has a station, of the name of Ford-Bridge, on the railway; and its post town is Leominster. Acres, 324. Pop., 29. Houses, 5. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £53. Patron, J. H. Arkwright, Esq. The church is very good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

FORDSBRIDGE, an independent chapelry and extra-parochial district, in the union of Leominster, hundred of Wolphy, county of Hereford, 4 miles (S. E. by S.) from Leominster; containing 14 inhabitants. This district is situated a little below the junction of the Arrow and Lug rivers, and intersected by the road from Leominster to Hereford; it comprises by admeasurement 318 acres, chiefly arable, with a small portion of pasture and woodland. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £90; patrons, the family of Arkwright.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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The Post Office Directory Of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and The City Of Bristol 1863

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Administration

  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Leominster
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  • Diocese: Not Applicable
  • Rural Deanery: Not Applicable
  • Poor Law Union: Leominster
  • Hundred: Wolphy
  • Province: Canterbury