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|County of Herefordshire|
|Status:||Ceremonial County; Unitary District|
- Total (2002 est.)
81 / km²
|Executive:||Labour & Liberal Democrat & Independents|
|MPs:||Paul Keetch, Bill Wiggin|
Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. It borders the counties of Shropshire in the north, Worcestershire in the east, Gloucestershire in the south east and the Welsh preserved county counties of Gwent in the south west and Powys in the west.
In 1974 it was administratively merged with the neighbouring Worcestershire to form the short-lived Hereford and Worcester. Within this, Herefordshire territory was covered by the districts of South Herefordshire, Hereford, and part of Malvern Hills and Leominster districts.
Herefordshire is a very rural county best known for its fruit growing and cider production in particular. When Celia Fiennes visited Herefordshire in 1696 she saw a countryside in which apple and pear trees were growing everywhere 'even in their corn fields and hedgerows'. Modern agriculture has put pressure on the ancient orchards in the county but many of them still survive today.
Cities, Towns and villages
- Bacton, Blackwardine, Bromyard
- Edvin Loach, Eye
- Hereford, Hoarwithy , Huntington
- Kilpeck, Kington, Kingstone
- Ledbury, Leintwardine, Leominster, Llancillo , Llancloudy , Llandinabo , Llanfrother , Llangarren , Llangrove , Llangunnock , Llanrothal , Llanveyno , Llanwarn , Llyndu , Longtown
- Mansel Lacy , Marden , Marston , Marston Stannett , Marstow
- Symonds Yat
- Welsh Bicknor, Welsh Newton, Whitbourne , Whitchurch
Places of interest
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