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  • Shoesmith, Ron - The Civil War in Hereford. Published by the Logaston Press, 1995, 166p. £8.95. (p/b)
    • ISBN 1-873827-34-2

    Chapters are on 1: Hereford - from its origins to the 17th century; 2: Build-up to the War; 3: Hereford takes action; 4: The attack by the Earl of Stamford 30 September, 1642; 5: The assault by Sir William Waller 25 April, 1643; 6: After the Surrender; 7: The Scots army arrives 30 July till 1 September, 1645 ; 8: After the Seige; 9: 'A new tricke to take townes' December, 1645; 10: Hereford and Colonel John Birch; 11: Damage and Destruction.

  • Roberts, Graham - The Shaping of Modern Hereford. Published by the Logaston Press, 2001, 230p. £12.95. (p/b)
    • ISBN 1-873827-67-9

    Chapters are on 1: Setting the Scene; 2: Commerce; 3: Transport; 4: Industry and Skills; 5: Hygiene and Healthcare; 6: Housing and Town Planning; 7: Public Institutions and Social Development; 8: Leisure and Recreation; 9: New Horizons.

    In addition there is a Chronology of Notable Events, beginning in AD 75, when the Romans established the settlement known as 'Magnis'.



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hereford area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

  • The parish of Hereford St Martin "Included townships of Grafton and Lower Bullingham until 1866. Includes Blackmarstone and Putson. The church was destroyed in 1645 and not rebuilt until 1845. During this time it was annexed to HEREFORD, ALL SAINTS but many entries, especially for Lower Bullingham and Grafton are in the registers of BULLINGHAM, q.v."
    (Ref: The Parish Registers of Herefordshire, J Harnden, 1987, ISBN 0 95123 47 0 6)

Herefordshire parishes (with dates of earliest registers):

  • All Saints (1669)
  • Cathedral (St Ethelbert) (1813)
  • Holy Trinity (1885)
  • St James (1870)
  • St John the Baptist (1604)
  • St Martin (1559)
  • St Nicholas (1556)
  • St Owen (1626)
  • St Peter (1556)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Hereford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO510400 (Lat/Lon: 52.056168, -2.716079), Hereford which are provided by: