Herefordshire /ˈhɛɹɪfətʃə/ es uno de los cuarenta y siete condados de Inglaterra, Reino Unido, con capital en Hereford. Ubicado en la región Midlands del Oeste, limita al norte con Shropshire, al este con Worcestershire, al sur con Gloucestershire y al oeste con Gales. El condado ocupa un área de 2180 km² y tiene un población de 188 100. La capital, localidad más grande y única ciudad es Hereford; y sus villas son Leominster, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Kington y Bromyard.
Herefordshire ( / ˈhɛrɪfərdʃɪər / ) is a county in the West Midlands of England, governed by Herefordshire Council. It is bordered by Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south-east, and the Welsh counties of Monmouthshire and Powys to the west.
Herefordshire (known as County of Herefordshire) is a county in the West Midlands region of England. It borders the English counties of Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south east and the Welsh counties of Gwent to the south west and Powys to the west.
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Before the arrival of the West Saxons, the region roughly corresponding to modern Herefordshire lay under the control of earlier Welsh kingdoms, principally the minor kingdom of Ergyng. Welsh origins in Herefordshire are evident in the survival of the Welsh language in parts of the county until the 19th century, the survival of many Welsh place names and the historic Welsh commote of Archenfield.In 1887 it was written: 1. "Archenfield was still Welsh enough in the time of Elizabeth for the bi...
At some time in the 7th century the West Saxons pushed their way across the Severn and established themselves in the territory between Wales and Mercia, and established the minor kingdom of Magonset, which was later absorbed into Mercia. The district which is now Herefordshire was occupied by a tribe, the Hecanas, who congregated chiefly in the fertile area about Hereford and in the mining districts round Ross-on-Wye. In the 8th century Offa extended the Mercian frontier to the Wye, securing...
Danish and Norman control
A report in the Herefordshire Archaeology and Historic Environment Record provides this chronology of 9th Century involvement with the Danes: In 2015, two individuals (operating without landowner permission), using metal detectors, found a large hoard near Leominster consisting primarily of Saxon jewellery and silver ingots but also coins; the latter date to around 879 CE. According to a news report, "experts believe it [the hoard] was buried by a Viking during a series of raids known to have...
The earldom of Hereford was granted by William I to William FitzOsbern, about 1067, but on the outlawry of his son Roger in 1074 the title lapsed until conferred on Henry de Bohun about 1199. It remained in the possession of the de Bohuns until the death of Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford in 1373; in 1397 Henry, Earl of Derby, afterwards Ki...
Herefordshire was governed by a sheriff as early as the reign of Edward the Confessor, the shire court meeting at Hereford where later the assizes and quarter sessions were also held. In 1606 an act was passed declaring Hereford free from the jurisdiction of the Council of Wales, but the county was not finally relieved from the interference of the ...
Herefordshire has always been esteemed as an exceptionally rich agricultural area; the manufactures were comparatively unimportant, except for the woollen and cloth trade which flourished soon after the Conquest. Iron was worked in Wormelow hundred in Roman times, and the Domesday Survey mentions iron workers in Marcle. At the time of Henry VIII th...Aylmer, G., & Tiller, J., (eds) Hereford Cathedral: A History, (London, 2000)Bannister, A.T., Herefordshire and Its Place in English History, (Hereford, 1905).Cooke, W.H., Matthews, J.H., and Watkins, Morgan G., Collections Towards the History and Antiquities of the County of Hereford(Hereford, 1882, 1897, 1913–15)Duncumb, John, General View of the Agriculture of the County of Hereford, (1805)
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