Ledbury, Herefordshire, County of

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Ledbury is a town in Herefordshire, County of

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

Ledbury in historic gazetteers

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

Ledbury, market town and par. with ry. sta., Herefordshire, 13 miles SE. of Hereford and 120 miles NW. of London, 8194 ac. (with Parkhold), pop. 4276; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. Most of the town rests upon a declivity at the S. extremity of the Malvern Hills. It contains many old-fashioned houses, and on the W. side is the Gloucester and Hereford Canal. Among the industries of the town are tanning and malting; but the produce of orchards and hop gardens may be said to form the staple commodities of trade. Cider and perry are made in quantities. In the neighbourhood are quarries of limestone and grey marble. Ledbury Park, seat, is adjacent.

Ledbury in the Domesday Book

A village in Wimundestreu hundred, in the county of Herefordshire.

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