Burford, Shropshire

From Wikishire
Jump to: navigation, search
Burford village

Burford is a village and parish in the extreme south of Shropshire adjacent to the borders with Worcestershire and Herefordshire. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,108.


The parish is situated to the north of the River Teme, on the other side of the Teme is the Worcestershire town of Tenbury Wells. To the west, the A456 road bridges the Ledwyche Brook, leading to the Herefordshire village of Little Hereford. To the north-east is the Shropshire village and parish of Boraston.

Where the Ledwyche meets the Teme is geographically notable for a number of reasons - it is the most southerly place in Shropshire and is the farthest place from the county town, Shrewsbury, at 28 miles in a straight line, or 37 miles by road. The tripoint between the counties of Hereford, Salop and Worcester is on the Teme, just upstream from the confluence. Also, a small part of the parish of Burford lies on the other side of the Ledwyche and is virtually an exclave.


Burford House Gardens [1] is a popular destination and is located in the south-west of the parish, where the Ledwyche meets the Teme.

The local civic society (Tenbury and Burford Civic Society) covers Tenbury and Burford, underlining how these settlements form one community, despite being located in different counties.

The parish church is St. Mary's (photo).

There is a public house - the Rose and Crown.


Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Burford, Shropshire)
Salop roundel.svg
 This Shropshire article is a stub: help to improve Wikishire by building it up.