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

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]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "The Population of Herefordshire 2009" (PDF). Hereford City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
  2. "Hereford: Queen of The Marches". British Heritage.
  3. "National Rail Enquiries - Station facilities for Hereford". Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  4. Ltd, Mapway. "Home". Retrieved 2021-01-14.