Barford, Hampshire

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Barford
Barford is located in Hampshire
Barford
Barford
 Barford shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU8529737335
Civil parish Headley
District East Hampshire
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GUILDFORD
Postcode district GU26 6
Dialling code 01428
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament East Hampshire
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Coordinates: 51°07′44″N 0°46′57″W / 51.128953°N 0.782433°W / 51.128953; -0.782433

Barford is a scattered hamlet in the civil parish of Headley in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. The village lies on the Hampshire-Surrey border, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) from Hindhead. Its nearest town is Bordon, which lies approximately 3.6 miles (5.8 km) south-west from the village.

The stream which marks the parish and county boundary once had three mills, all now private dwellings. Two were involved in paper-making, and one corn-grinding. The oldest is mentioned in a pipe-roll of 1264 while the others date from the 18th century.[1] One of the paper mills was subsequently used for flock,[2] and one housed French prisoners of war during the Napoleonic Wars.[citation needed]

Barford bridge, formerly a dangerous ford, was built across the stream in the early 1900s.[1]

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