Mordiford

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Mordiford
Mordiford is located in Herefordshire
Mordiford
Mordiford
 Mordiford shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO570374
Civil parish Hereford
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEREFORD
Postcode district HR1
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Hereford and South Herefordshire
List of places
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Coordinates: 52°02′00″N 2°37′42″W / 52.03333°N 2.62822°W / 52.03333; -2.62822

Mordiford is a village in Herefordshire, England on the B4224 Hereford to Mitcheldean road 4 miles east south east of the city of Hereford.

This village grew up around an ancient ford over the River Lugg. The river is now crossed by the oldest surviving bridge in Herefordshire, dating in part to c. 1352 and completed in the 16th century.

Mordiford is best known for the legend of the Dragon of Mordiford, which, some said, would amble down from its lair in Haugh Wood to drink from the confluence of the rivers Wye and Lugg near the village.

Nearby is Sufton Court, a small Palladian mansion set in parkland.

A heart shaped corn dolly is named after the village of Mordiford.

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