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Marden is a village and civil parish in the English county of Herefordshire. Marden is some 7 miles due north of the city of Hereford. It is contiguous with the hamlets of Walker's Green and Paradise Green. The Marches Way long distance footpath passes through the village and, heading south, then crosses Sutton Walls Hill Fort. S and A Group operate a large fruit farm in the village, with in excess of 400 migrant workers from Europe fruit-picking over the summer months.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||West Mercia|
Other names by which Marden, Herefordshire has been known in the past
Marden, Herefordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Marden.-- par., township, and vil., Herefordshire, on river Lugg - par., 4048 ac., pop. 874; township, 3671 ac., pop. 840; vil., 5 miles N. of Hereford; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is Warden Court, seat; the body of King Ethelbert was buried at Marden previous to its removal to Hereford.
Marden, Herefordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)
MARDEN (St. Ethelbert), a parish, in the hundred of Broxash, union and county of Hereford, 5½ miles (N. N. E.) from Hereford; containing, with the chapelries of Amberley and Wisterstone, 945 inhabitants. The parish is seated on the left bank of the river Lugg, and consists of 3955 acres of a productive soil. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £5. 13. 5., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Hereford: the tithes have been commuted for £714. 5., of which £400 are payable to the Dean and Chapter; there are 30½ acres of appropriate, and 2½ of vicarial, glebe. The church stands on the bank of the Lugg, where King Ethelbert was buried, and where a well, which still exists, is said to have sprung up at the time the edifice was dedicated to his memory. At Wisterstone is a separate incumbency, in the patronage of W. Vale, Esq.
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