Hereford

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Hereford
HerefordSkyline.jpg
Hereford Cathedral and Wye Bridge
Population55,800 [1]
OS grid referenceSO515405
• London135.7m
Civil parish
  • Hereford
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHEREFORD
Postcode districtHR1, HR2, HR3, HR4
Dialling code01432
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Herefordshire

Hereford (pronounced ['hɛɹəfəd] or ['hɛɹɪfəd]) Welsh: Henffordd (pronounced ['hεnfɔrð] "Henforth") is a city and civil parish in the West Midlands of England, close to the border with Wales and on the River Wye. It is the county town of Herefordshire.[2]

The name Hereford comes from the Anglo Saxon here, meaning an army and ford which is a place where soldiers could cross.

Hereford has had a cathedral since 1059.

In 1997, Hereford Council lost its status as a city council, and had to appoint Charter Trustees. Its ancient city traditions are recognised and carried on by the parish council, which is led by the City Mayor.

Transport[change | change source]

Road[change | change source]

The A49, A438, A465, A480, A4103, A4110, B4399, B4224 and B4359 roads pass through Hereford.

Rail[change | change source]

Hereford has a train station.[3]

Bus[change | change source]

Hereford has a city bus station, for routes in the city, and a country bus station, for routes out of the city.[4]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Population of Herefordshire 2009" (PDF). Hereford City Council. Retrieved 2010-07-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Hereford: Queen of The Marches". British Heritage.
  3. "National Rail Enquiries - Station facilities for Hereford". www.nationalrail.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  4. Ltd, Mapway. "Home". Traveline.info. Retrieved 2021-01-14.