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Early-attested site in the Parish of North Cerney

Historical Forms

  • on bereford(a) 852 BCS466 13th
  • pont' Beroford (sic) 1531 Monast
  • Barfford Bridge 1552 Pat


Barford (lost), on bereford (a )852 (13th) BCS 466, pont ' Beroford (sic)1531 Monast, Barfford Bridge 1552 Pat. 'Ford used during the harvesting of barley', v. bere , ford . The location is not known; Grundy 56 thought the ford would be a crossing of the R. Churn in the south of the parish.