Hereford lies on the bank of the River Wye, and is the county town of Herefordshire. Henry 1st gave Hereford City status in 1154, and this was reaffirmed by Queen Elizabeth in 2000.

Churches of Hereford

Buildings in Hereford

  • Hereford Workhouse



    Hereford Union Workhouse was built in Commercial Road, Hereford with work being completed in 1837

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  • Hereford Prison

    By far the most common reason for people coming before the Court was Larceny and there was a wide range of punishments recorded for this crime…………ranging from a few days to several months in gaol, sometimes with a whipping thrown in, or hard labour. Occasionally if it was a second offence, then the sentence was Transportation for a few years.

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People of Hereford

  • David Garrick

    David Garrick may not have lived in Herefordshire for long, but the County can still claim him as one of their own as he was born at the Angel Inn in Hereford on 19th February 1717. (The building no longer exists).

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