The ecclesiastical parish of Kibworth in south Leicestershire is made up of two villages, Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt.
Several Woodford families lived in Kibworth during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, descended from families in Northamptonshire, mainly from the village of Welford on the Northamptonshire/Leicestershire border and possibly from villages in Northamptonshire.
In 1916, Kibworth resident Frances P. Woodford wrote A History of Kibworth and Reminiscences, an insight into village life during his childhood years in the middle decades of the nineteenth century.
Members of his close family are mentioned including the landlord and owner of the local coaching inn, the Coach and Horses.
Woodford's initials are carved into an external buttress on the east end of the parish church.
It is perhaps worth noting that by the time Woodford wrote his book he had been absent from Kibworth for many years and was relying on his childhood memories.