Byford, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Byford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Civil parish: Byford

Parish church: St John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1660
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Byford

  • Preston on Wye
  • Bishopstone
  • Madley
  • Monnington on Wye
  • Mansel Gamage
  • Bridge Sollers

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BYFORD, a parish in Weobly district, Herefordshire; on the river Wey, and the Hereford and Brecon railway, near Moorhampton station, 7½ miles WNW of Hereford. Post Town, Bishopstone, under Hereford. Acres, 903. Real property, £1,787. Pop., 201. Houses, 42. The property is not much divided; and belongs chiefly to Sir H. Cotterell, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £195. Patron, Sir H. G. Cotterell, Bart. The church is old, but very good.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Byford, 7 m. N.W. Hereford. P. 236

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


Byford Herefordshire 1914


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