Status: Ancient Parish

Other places included in the parish: Checkley, Checkley and Sufton, Checkley Green, Sufton, The Rock

Parish church: Holy Rood

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1621
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MORDIFORD, a village and a parish in the district and county of Hereford. The village stands on the river Lug, near its influx to the Wye, and under Backbury hill, 2 miles NNE of Holme-Lacy r. station, and 4½ ESE of Hereford; and has a post office under Hereford, a bridge over the Lug, and a recently-erected bridge over the Wye. The parish contains also the hamlets of Checkley, Checkley-Green, Sufton, and the Rock. Acres, 1,478. Real property, £2,707. Pop., 691. Houses, 149. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Lady Emily Foley. The rocks are interesting to geologists; form outlying ridges of the great Silurian valley of elevation; and include much limestone, very rich in fossils. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £318. Patron, Lady Emily Foley. The church has Norman portions; is chiefly later English; has a transept rebuilt in 1852, and a tower rebuilt in 1814; has also a memorial window to the eldest daughter of R. Hereford, Esq.; and contains a piscina, an ancient monument, an effigies with a very ancient inscription, and a memorial of a very remarkable storm which passed over the village in 1811. There are a national school, and charities £7.

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

Checkley and Cheekley Green

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Checkley and Cheekley-Green, two hamlets in Mordiford parish, Herefordshire; 6 ½ miles E of Hereford.

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

Parish Records

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England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

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Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

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Census Records

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England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

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United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

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County: Herefordshire
Civil Registration District: Hereford
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Hereford
Rural Deanery: Ross
Poor Law Union: Hereford
Hundred: Greytree
Province: Canterbury