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Bromyard, Herefordshire

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Bromyard, Herefordshire

Bromyard is a town in northeast Herefordshire, England with a population in 2010 of approximately 4,500. It lies near to the county border with Worcestershire on the A44 between Leominster and Worcester. Bromyard has a number of traditional half-timbered buildings, including some of the pubs, and the parish church dates back to Norman times. Bromyard was founded about 1100 by the bishops of Hereford who had a manor and minster there in Anglo-Saxon times.
Administrative CountyHerefordshire
Traditional CountyHerefordshire
OS GridSO6554
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01885

Other names by which Bromyard, Herefordshire has been known in the past


Bromyard, Herefordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bromyard, market town, par., and township, with ry. sta., on river Frome, NE. Herefordshire, 17 miles W. of Worcester and 134 miles NW. of London by rail -- par., 8611 ac., pop. 2998; township, pop. 1477; P.O., T.O.; 2 Banks. Market-day, Monday; is situated in the midst of orchards and hop gardens; has malting and tanning, and mfr. of spade-handles for Birmingham; has also a fine church, originally of pure Saxon architecture, and a free grammar-school founded by Queen Elizabeth.

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