In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Byford like this:
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.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Byford in Herefordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th September 2016
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