Ross  Herefordshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Ross like this:

Ross.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., in co. and 12 miles SE. of Hereford, on river Wye - par., 3118 ac., pop. 4786; town, 107 ac., pop. 3724; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday. Ross is a place of considerable antiquity; it was made a market-town by the bishops of Hereford, who had a palace there, was created a free borough by Henry III., and returned members to Parliament from that period to the 34th of Edward I. ...

There is trade in cider, beer, malt, and wool; there are corn-mills and tanneries; and considerable quantities of salmon are taken in the Wye. Ross is frequented by tourists, one of its principal attractions being the view from the Prospect Walk, formed by John Kyrle (1637-1724), the philanthropist, Pope's "Man of Ross," who is interred within the fine parish church.

Ross through time

Ross is now part of Herefordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Herefordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ross itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ross in Herefordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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