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Bayford is a village and civil parish in the East Hertfordshire district of Hertfordshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 435. The village is about three miles south of Hertford, and is served by Bayford railway station. Bayford has won 'best kept village' awards in previous years and is renowned for being a place of beauty. Bayford contains a local primary school: Bayford (C of E) VC Primary School.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Bayford, Hertfordshire has been known in the past
Bayford, Hertfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Bayford.-- par., in S. of co. and 3 miles SW. of Hertford, 1745 ac., pop. 273; P.O.
Bayford, Hertfordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)
BAYFORD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union, hundred, and county of Hertford, 3 miles (S. S. W.) from Hertford; containing 357 inhabitants. It comprises by admeasurement 1612 acres of land; the soil is clay. The living is annexed to the rectory of Essendon: the tithes have been commuted for £282. The church is a neat brick edifice, built by subscription in 1804, and containing an ancient octangular font ornamented with quatrefoils and roses.
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