Grafton, Herefordshire

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Grafton is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England.[1][2] The population of this civil parish was 258 at the 2011 census. The parish includes the villages of Grafton and Bullinghope, and is immediately to the south of Hereford city.

The origin of the place-name is from the Old English words graf and tun meaning a farmstead in or by a grove; the place-name appears as Crafton in 1303.[3]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 149 Hereford & Leominster (Bromyard & Ledbury) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2009. ISBN 9780319229538. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Mills, A.D. (2011) [first published 1991]. A Dictionary of British Place Names (First edition revised 2011 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 211. ISBN 9780199609086. 

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Coordinates: 52°01′48″N 2°44′02″W / 52.030°N 2.734°W / 52.030; -2.734