Place:Herefordshire, England

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NameHerefordshire
Alt namesHEFsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Herefsource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xvii
Herefordsource: Family History Library Catalog
Herrefordshiresource: Domesday Book (1985) p 128
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates52.15°N 2.5°W
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Borough (municipal)
Hereford ( 600 - )
Kington
Leominster
Civil parish
Avenbury
Holmer Within ( - 1932 )
Holmer and Shelwick
Mathon ( 1998 - )
Sutton ( 1876 - )
Hamlet
Hampton-Charles
Hundred
Broxash Hundred
Ewyas Harold Hundred ( - 1535 )
Ewyas Lacy Hundred
Greytree Hundred
Grimsworth Hundred
Huntington Hundred
Radlow Hundred
Stretford Hundred
Webtree Hundred
Wigmore Hundred
Wolphy Hundred
Wormelow Hundred
Inhabited place
Abbey Dore
Aconbury
Acton Beauchamp
Acton Green
Adforton
Allensmore
Amberley
Ashton
Aylton
Aymestrey
Bacton
Ballingham
Baysham
Birtley
Blackwardine
Bodenham
Bowley
Brierley
Brimfield
Brobury
Brockmanton
Bromyard
Bwlch
Canon Pyon
Chickward
Cholstrey
Clungunford
Colwall
Combe Moor
Combe
Croft
Didley
Easton
Edvin Loach
Eye
Eyton
Garway
Goodrich
Hampton Bishop
Harewood
Hatfield
Hereford ( 600 - )
Hope under Dinmore
Ivington
Kilpeck
Kington
Ledbury
Ledicot
Leinthall Earls
Leintwardine
Leominster
Little Birch
Little Hereford
Little Kyre ( 1894 - 1974 )
Llanwarne
Lower Hergest
Lower Lye
Lower Welson
Lulham
Luston
Marden
Marston Stannett
Marston
Maund Bryan
Middleton on the Hill
Moreton-on-Lugg
Much Dewchurch
Nash
Ocle Pychard
Orleton
Peterchurch
Pontrilas
Pontshill
Preston Wynne
Preston-upon-Wye
Priors Frome
Richard's Castle
Risbury
Ross-on-Wye
Rotherwas
Rushock
Sarnesfield
Stockton
Stoke Bliss ( - 1974 )
Stoke Prior
Strangford
Symonds Yat
Tedstone Wafer
Thornbury
Upper Hergest
Upper Welson
Venn's Green
Warham
Welsh Bicknor
Welsh Newton
Weobley
Weston-under-Penyard
Wharton
Whitchurch
Whyle
Wilton
Winnal
Wormbridge
Yarpole
Yazor
Parish
Allensmore
Almeley
Ashperton
Aston Ingham
Aston
Aylton
Aymestrey
Bacton
Bartestree
Birley
Bishops Frome
Bishopstone
Blakemere
Bockleton
Bosbury
Brampton Abbotts
Brampton Bryan
Bredenbury
Bredwardine
Breinton
Bridge-Sollars
Brilley
Brinsop
Brockhampton (near Bromyard) ( - 1974 )
Brockhampton-by-Ross
Bromyard
Bucknell
Buckton and Coxall
Bullingham
Burghill
Burrington
Byford
Byton
Callow
Canon Frome
Castle Frome
Clehonger
Clifford
Clodock
Coddington
Collington
Colwall
Combe
Cradley
Crasswall
Credenhill
Crucornau Fawr
Cusop
Dilwyn
Dinedor
Dinmore
Donnington
Dormington
Dorstone
Downton
Dulas
Eardisland
Eardisley
Eastnor
Eaton Bishop
Edvin Loach
Edvin-Ralph
Egleton
Elton
Evesbatch
Ewyas Harold
Felton
Fownhope
Foy
Grendon Bishop
Grendon-Warren
Halmonds-Frome
Haywood
Holme Lacy
Holmer
Hope Mansell
Hopleys-Green
How Caple
Huntington (near Hereford)
Huntington (near Kington)
Kenchester
Kenderchurch
Kentchurch
Kings-Caple
Kings-Pyon
Kingsland
Kingstone
Kinnersley
Kinsham
Knill
Lea ( - 1844 )
Leinthall Starkes
Leintwardine
Letton
Lingen
Linton (by Bromyard)
Linton (near Ross-on-Wye) ( 1998 - )
Little Cowarne
Little Marcle
Llancillo
Llanveynoe
Longtown
Lower Bullingham
Lower Harpton
Lower Kinsham
Lugwardine
Lyonshall
Madley
Mansell Gamage
Mansell Lacy
Michaelchurch-Eskley
Moccas
Monkland
Monnington-upon-Wye
Mordiford
Moreton-Jeffries
Much Cowarne
Much Marcle
Munsley
Newton
Norton Canon
Norton
Parkhold
Pembridge
Pencombe
Peterchurch
Pipe-cum-Lyde
Pixley
Presteigne
Preston-upon-Wye
Putley
Rodd Nash and Little Brampton
Ross-on-Wye
Rowlstone
Saltmarsh
Shobdon
Sollers Hope
St. Devereux
St. Margaret
Stanford Bishop
Stapleton
Staunton on Arrow
Staunton-upon-Wye
Stoke Bliss ( - 1974 )
Stoke Edith
Stoke Lacy
Stretford
Stretton Grandison
Stretton-Sugwas
Sutton St. Michael
Sutton St. Nicholas
Tarrington
Tedstone Delamere
Thornbury
Thruxton
Titley
Tupsley
Turnastone
Tyberton
Ullingswick
Upper Bullingham
Upper Kinsham
Upper Lye
Upper Sapey
Upton Bishop
Vowchurch
Wacton
Walford Letton and Newton
Walford
Walterstone
Wellington
Westhide
Weston Beggard
Whitbourne
Whitney-on-Wye
Wigmore
Willersley
Willey
Winforton
Winslow
Withington
Wolferlow
Woolhope
Wormbridge
Wormsley
Yarkhill
Yatton (near Much-Marcle)
Yazor
Parish (ancient)
Hereford All Saints
Hereford St. John the Baptist
Registration district
Bromyard Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Dore Registration District ( 1837 - 1838 )
Hereford Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Kington Registration District (2) ( 1871 - 1974 )
Kington Registration District ( 1837 - 1839 )
Ledbury Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Leominster Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Ross Registration District ( 1837 - )
Tenbury Registration District ( 1837 - 1934 )
Weobley Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Rural district
Bredwardine Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Bromyard Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Dore Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Dore and Bredwardine Rural ( 1934 - 1974 )
Hereford Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Kington Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Ledbury Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Leominster Rural ( 1894 - 1930 )
Leominster and Wigmore Rural ( 1930 - 1974 )
Ross Rural ( 1894 - 1931 )
Ross and Whitchurch Rural ( 1931 - 1974 )
Weobley Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Whitchurch Rural ( 1894 - 1931 )
Wigmore Rural ( 1894 - 1930 )
Township
Eggleton
Unknown
Bach
Barton Bradnor and Rushock
Bircher
Boresford and Pedwardine
Both-Hergests
Boulstone
Bridstow
Broad Oak
Conhope
Cwm
Dewsall
Docklow
Eaton
Eaton-Tregoze
Eskley
Eye Moreton and Ashton
Fawley
Fencott-with-Westwood
Foothog
Ford
Fromes Hill
Ganarew
Glewstone
Grafton
Hampton-Wafer
Hardwick
Henner
Hentland
Holm
Humber
Hurstley
Kimbolton
Kinton
Laysters
Lilwall Pembers-Oak and Chickward
Little Dewchurch
Llandinabo
Llangarren
Llanithog
Llanrothall
Long Grove
Lucton
Marlow
Marstow
Middlewood
Moor Court
Much Birch
Mynde Park
Nether Lye
New Hampton
Newchurch
Newton (near Abbeydore)
Oldcastle
Orcop
Pencoyd
Peterstow
Puddlestone
Rochford
Rodd
Ruckhall
Sellack
St. Martin
St. Weonards
Stagbatch
Stanford-Regis
Stansbatch
The Vineyard
Tiberton
Tillington
Tretire-with-Michaelchurch
Treville
Trippleton
Upleadon
Upton
Walton
Wellington-Heath
West Hide
Westwood
Wintercote
Woonton
Urban district
Bromyard
Ledbury
Ross-on-Wye
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Herefordshire (abbreviated Herefs. or Hfds.) is an historic English county in the West Midlands region. It is a ceremonial county and a unitary non-metropolitan county and district, also named in legislation as the County of Herefordshire and governed by Herefordshire Council. It borders the English ceremonial counties of Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south-east, and the Welsh preserved counties of Gwent to the south-west and Powys to the west. The Welsh unitary county covering the part of Gwent next to Herefordshire is Monmouthshire.

Hereford is a cathedral city and is the county town of Herefordshire; with a population of approximately 55,800 inhabitants it is also the largest settlement. The county is one of the most rural and sparsely populated in England, with a population density of 82/km² (212/sq mi). The land use is predominantly agricultural and the county is well known for its fruit and cider production, and the Hereford breed of cattle.

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History to 1974

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The History of Herefordshire starts with a shire in the time of Aethelstan (895–939), and is mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1051. In the Domesday Survey some adjacent areas of the Welsh Marches are assessed under Herefordshire. The western and southern borders remained debatable ground ("Archenfield") until, with the incorporation of the Welsh Marches in 1535, considerable territory was annexed to Herefordshire. These areas formed the hundreds of Wigmore, Ewyas Lacy and Huntington, while Ewyas Harold was united to Webtree. At the time of the Domesday Survey the divisions of the county were very unsettled. As many as nineteen hundreds are mentioned, but these were of varying extent, some containing only one manor, some from twenty to thirty. Of the twelve modern hundreds, only Greytree, Radlow, Stretford, Wolphy and Wormelow retain Domesday names. the others being Broxash, Ewyas-Lacy, Grimsworth, Huntington, Webtree and Wigmore. Situated on the Welsh border, Herefordshire shares historic and linguistic affinities with Wales, the Welsh name for Herefordshire is Sir Henffordd.

Hereford and Worcester (1974-1998)

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Herefordshire since 1998

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Herefordshire is one of the 39 historic counties of England.

In 1974 it was merged with neighbouring Worcestershire to form the Hereford and Worcester administrative county. Within this, Herefordshire was covered by the local government districts of South Herefordshire, Hereford, and part of Malvern Hills and Leominster districts. However, the county was dissolved in 1998, resulting in the return of Herefordshire and Worcestershire as counties.

The current ceremonial county and unitary district have broadly the same borders as the pre-1974 historic county.

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