Ledbury  Herefordshire


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

Ledbury, market town and par. with ry. sta., Herefordshire, 13 miles SE. of Hereford and 120 miles NW. of London, 8194 ac. (with Parkhold), pop. 4276; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. Most of the town rests upon a declivity at the S. extremity of the Malvern Hills. ...

It contains many old-fashioned houses, and on the W. side is the Gloucester and Hereford Canal. Among the industries of the town are tanning and malting; but the produce of orchards and hop gardens may be said to form the staple commodities of trade. Cider and perry are made in quantities. In the neighbourhood are quarries of limestone and grey marble. Ledbury Park, seat, is adjacent.

Ledbury through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd May 2024

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