Walford is a village and civil parish in south Herefordshire, England, two miles south of the market town of Ross-on-Wye. It includes the settlements of Bishopswood, Coughton, Deep Dean, Hom Green and Walford.
The two Church of England churches in the parish, All Saints at Bishopswood and St Michael and All Angels at Walford, lie in different dioceses. The centre of the nave of Walford church was constructed around 1100 making it one of the earliest churches to be built in Herefordshire. Bishopswood Church is far more recent being endowed in 1841.
The B4324 Ross-on-Wye to Coleford road runs through the village.
In Hom Green is Hill Court Manor, a country house built in 1700, now a Grade I listed building and the closed Church of the Paraclete. The Grade II listed church was built in 1905–06 to designs by.
Walford is sometimes confused with another Walford in the north of the county.
Walford has a children's nursery (at the village hall) and a primary school.
The Ross and Monmouth Railway went through the village between Ross-on-Wye railway station and Monmouth Troy railway station from 1873/4. Eventually Walford Halt railway station was opened. It was opened by the Great Western Railway on 23 February 1931 and consisted of 120ft platform and a small hut on the east side of the line. It was unstaffed and had no freight facilities or sidings. The staff of Kerne Bridge station lit the platform lights and cleaned the stop, though its traffic receipts were counted with Ross-on-Wye's.
The halt closed on 5 January 1959 when the Ross and Monmouth Railway was closed to passengers. The track was still used from Ross-on-Wye to Lydbrook until 1965 as a private siding to serve a cable works.
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Media related to Walford, Ross-on-Wye at Wikimedia Commons
- Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
- Description from Littlebury's Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire, 1876-7
- History of Walford Parish Church from Ross Team Ministry
- Walford Parish Council
- Walford Primary School
- Walford Timber
- Wye Pursuits Outdoor Adventure
- Mill Race Gastro Pub
- Bishopswood House
- The Inn on the Wye
- Photos of Walford and surrounding area on geograph
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