Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Hereford. You may be able to find further references to Hereford in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
HEREFORD a city, a sub-district, and a district Imperial
Vineyard, The parish Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Hereford within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Camden Hereford, Radnor, Brecon, Monmouth and Glamorgan 13
Edwin Russell Oct. 11 to Nov. 1: Condition of Farm Labourers 9
William Gilpin To the source of the Wye 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 6, Part 3: Worcester, Hereford and Wales 4
Edwin Russell Nov. 26 to Dec. 7: Western Herefordshire 4
Henry Vincent Mar. 10 to 16: Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Hereford 4
Charles Wesley 1749: Marriage to Sally Gwynne 3
George Borrow To Swansea 2
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 4: Coed Grono and Abergevenni 2
William Cobbett Nov. 9th to 21st, 1821: Gloucester to Berghclere 2
Celia Fiennes To Herefordshire 2
George Borrow Llandovery 1
Gerald of Wales Introduction 1
Gerald of Wales Book II, Ch. 13: Ludlow and Hereford 1
William Camden The Division of Britaine 1
William Cobbett Jan. 21st to 22nd, 1822: Huntingdon Journal 1
William Cobbett Aug. 31st Aug to Sept. 4th, 1826: Salisbury to Highworth 1
William Cobbett Sept. 12th to 27th, 1826: Malmsbury to Worcestershire 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 3: Norfolk and Cambridgeshire 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Shrewsbury to Bristol 1
William Gilpin Ross to Monmouth 1
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 1
Edwin Russell Sept. 2 to 6: South West Herefordshire 1
Edwin Russell Oct. 3 to 9: Northleach, then to Herefordshire 1
Edwin Russell Oct. 22 to 26: Breaking up the Fallow Ground 1
Edwin Russell Nov. 15 to 25: Cradley, Withington and Madley 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Widemarsh 0 1
Holmer 0 3
Tupsley 0 2
Huntington 1 2
Bullingham 0 2
Lower Bullingham 0 3
Belmont 0 2
Breinton 0 2
Rotherwas 0 2
Grafton 0 2
Pipe and Lyde 0 2
Dinedor 0 3
Hampton Bishop 0 2
Lugwardine 0 2
Haywood 0 2
Stretton Sugwas 0 2
Sugwas 0 2
Clehonger 0 2
Dewchurch 0 1
Callow 0 2