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Hereford, Herefordshire

City of Hereford, Herefordshire


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Hereford is a city  in the west of England, close to the border with Wales on the River Wye.  Hereford is the county town of Herefordshire. In 2001 Hereford had a population of over 50,000.

The name "Hereford" comes from the Anglo Saxon "here" referring to army or formation of soldiers and "ford" (river crossing).

Hereford is a City granted by Royal Charter and, as such, is one of a rare number that bear this mark of distinction granted by a sovereign

Hereford Cathedral dates from 1079 and contains the Mappa Mundi, a medieval map of the world dating from the 13th century which was restored in the late 20th century.

Official County of  Herefordshire website: www.herefordshire.gov.uk 


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