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St Wilfrid's Church, Wilford

South east aspect of the Church. The Patron Saint of the church, St. Wilfrid, lived from 634 to 709 A.D. He was for many years Bishop of York; his vast diocese (not yet an archbishopric) included Nottinghamshire. He baptised in this area and it is quite likely that he baptised in the ford near the church; it is often thought that the name of the district (Wilford) is possibly a contraction of Wilf…