Hereford, Herefordshire, County of

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Hereford is a city in Herefordshire, County of

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Hereford within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Hereford in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Hereford, parl. and mun. bor., city, and co. town of Herefordshire, on N. bank of river Wye, 144 miles NW. of London by rail, 4969 ac., pop. 19,821; 4 Banks, 4 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. During the Heptarchy Hereford was the capital of Mercia. Much of its early history is connected with its position as a border garrison town, which was frequently subjected to the attacks of the ancient and turbulent inhabitants of Wales. The see of Hereford was erected in the 7th century, and in 1189 the town received its first charter from Richard I. Hereford Cathedral, a very beautiful building, with a tower 160 ft. high, was built about 1115, on the site of an older edifice; it was restored from designs by Sir Gilbert Scott in 1863. The city was about the last place that surrendered to the Parliamentarians. It was the birthplace of David Garrick (1716-1769) and of Nell Gwynne. The mfrs, are gloves, leather, nails, hats, &c. Important cattle and cheese fairs are held. The bor. returns 1 member to Parliament (2 members until 1885).

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Vineyard, The, par., in co. and bor. of Hereford, pop. 8.

Hereford in the Domesday Book

A village in Cutsthorn hundred, in the county of Cheshire.

Two manors recorded in Domesday. is a Good Stuff website.