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    Hereford (/ ˈ h ɛr ɪ f ər d / HERR-if-ərd) is a cathedral city, civil parish and the county town of Herefordshire, England. It lies on the River Wye , approximately 16 miles (26 km) east of the border with Wales , 24 miles (39 km) south-west of Worcester and 23 miles (37 km) north-west of Gloucester .

  2. May 6, 2023 · Hereford, city, unitary authority and historic county of Herefordshire, west-central England, on the River Wye. Hereford was founded as a settlement near the Welsh March—the politically unstable belt of territory flanking Wales on the east in medieval times—after the West Saxons had crossed the River Severn early in the 7th century.

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  3. Herefordshire ( / ˈhɛrɪfərdʃɪər, - ʃər / HERR-if-ərd-sheer, -⁠shər) [3] 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.

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  5. Herefordshire, also called Hereford, unitary authority and historic county that covers a roughly circular area in the Welsh borderland of west-central England. The city of Hereford, in the centre of the unitary authority, is the administrative centre. The historic county includes three small areas outside the unitary authority. One, just south of Ludlow, is in the South Shropshire region of ...

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