In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described North Charford like this:
CHARFORD (North), a parish in Fordingbridge district, Hants; on the river Avon, at the verge of the county, 6½ miles SSE of Salisbury r. station. Post Town, Downton, under Salisbury. Acres, 570. Real property, £1,045. Pop., 70. Houses, 15. It was known to the Saxons as Cerdicesford; and is said to have taken that name from Cerdic having formed his court at or near it, on the founding of Wessex. It has no ecclesiastical status; and its church is in ruins.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing North Charford has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Salisbury. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering North Charford and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of North Charford, in Salisbury and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th December 2013
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