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Ledbury, Herefordshire

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Ledbury, Herefordshire

Ledbury is a Herefordshire market town, lying east of Hereford, and south of the Malvern Hills. It has a significant number of timber-framed structures, in particular along Church Lane and High Street. One of its most outstanding is the Market House, built in 1617, located in the town centre. Other notable buildings include the parish church of St. Michael and All Angels, the Painted Room, nearby Eastnor Castle and the St. Katherine's Hospital site.
Post townLEDBURY
Administrative CountyHerefordshire
Traditional CountyHerefordshire
OS GridSO7037
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01531
Population9,900
 

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

Lidbury

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

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.

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