Ludford

Photo of The Old Bell and St Giles' Hospital, Ludford by Philip Pankhurst, some rights reserved.

Ludford Shropshire and Herefordshire Family History

Ludford is an Ecclesiastical Parish partly in Herefordshire and partly in Shropshire; Created in 1771 from a chapelry in Bromfield Ancient Parish.

Places in the parish include: Street and Sheet.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1643

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ludford

  • Stanton Lacy
  • Bitterley
  • Richard’s Castle
  • Ludlow
  • Caynham
  • Ashford Carbonell

Historical Descriptions

Ludford

THE PARLIAMENTARY GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1848

Ludford, a parish partly in the hund. of Wolphy. union of Ludlow, Hereford, and partly in that of Munslow, Salop; ½ mile south of Ludlow, on the river Teme. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; rated at £11, returned at £105; gross income £105. Patron, in 1835, E. L. Charlton, Esq. Here is an hospital for six poor persons, with a revenue of £63, founded in 1672 by Sir J. Charlton. Acres 2,920. Houses 61. A. P. £1,846. Pop., in 1801, 253; in 1831, 284. Poor rates, in 1838, £238 1s. Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1848.

SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Ludford. A parish partly in the hundred of Munslow, and partly in the county of Hereford. The Shropshire part contains 39 houses, 195 inhabitants. The entire parish contains 280 inhabitants. ¾ mile south-east of Ludlow.

Ludford House. ¾ mile south-east of Ludlow, in the hundred of Munslow, the seat of N. L. Charlton, Esq. Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824.

Sheet

IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES CIRCA 1870

Sheet, a township in Ludford parish, Salop; 1 mile E of Ludlow. Pop., 29. Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Poll Books

Ludford, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ludlow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Ludlow
  • Poor Law Union: Ludlow
  • Hundred: Munslow
  • Province: Canterbury