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Ludford Shropshire and Herefordshire Family History

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

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, 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.


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, 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

Below are the names of those that voted in the election of July 1865 between Col. The Hon. P. E. Herbert, Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., and R. Jasper More, Esq.

Poll Book of the Election, July 1865 for the Southern Division of Shropshire.

Ludlow Polling District

Ludford, Parish of

2436 Adney John Edward

2437 Childe John

2438 Cranston John

2439 Gibbon William

2440 Grosvenor George

2441 Halford Thomas, see 2556, 2656

2442 Haywood William

2443 Hodges Chaplin, see 2563

2444 Kent Charles Rev.

2445 Lechmere John

2446 Morris Thomas

2447 Roberts Edward

2448 Ridgley Herbert, see 2232

2449 Shepherd William, jun.

2450 Tanner Edwin, see 2606

2451 Tench John

2452 Towers John, see 2299

2453 Twiddy George

2454 Weaver William

2455 Williams John


  • 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