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Rochford, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Family History Guide

Rochford is a small parish, situated about 2 miles E.S.E. from Tenbury, and till October, 1844, was part of the county of Hereford.


  • Chapelry until 1843
  • Ecclesiastical Parish (created: 1843)
  • Civil Parish (after 1866)

Parish church: St Michael

Parish registers begin: 1561

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Rochford

  • Tenbury
  • Eastham
  • Knighton on Teme
  • Hanley Child
  • Boraston
  • Burford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ROCHFORD, a parish, with a village, in Tenbury district, Worcester; on the river Teme, 2¾ miles E of Tenbury r. station. It has a post-office under Tenbury. Acres, 1,379. Real property, £2,150. Pop., 315. Houses, 66. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £400. Patron, J. P. Jones, Esq. The church is Norman, and was restored and enlarged in 1865. There are a national school, and charities £8.

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


Rochford Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855


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  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Tenbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Burford
  • Poor Law Union: Tenbury
  • Hundred: Doddingtree
  • Province: Canterbury