Hereford, Herefordshire

Kearsley's Traveller's Entertaining Guide through Great Britain (1801)

HEREFORD is a city, almost encompassed by the Wye, and two other rivers, over which are two bridges. It is an ancient, decayed place, and had six parish churches, but two of them were demolished in the civil wars. It is a bishop's see, and the cathedral is an ancient and venerable structure. The west tower, in particular, was esteemed a beautiful and magnificent piece of architecture; but, in 1786, the whole of this tower, with a part of the body of the church, fell down: it has since been rebuilt. Its chief manufacture is gloves. Hereford, before the conquest, was the headquarters of the Saxons, as it was afterwards of the English, who were stationed here to awe the Welsh. The chapter-house, once an elegant building, is now in ruins. Almost the only drink here is Cyder, the very hedges in the country being planted with apple-trees

Inns: New Inn, City Arms Hotel.

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 Chapter 28 
“My dear Catherine, we are to part. My father has recollected an engagement that takes our whole family away on Monday. We are going to Lord Longtown’s, near Hereford, for a fortnight. Explanation and apology are equally impossible. I cannot attempt either.”
 Chapter 29 
It was upon the behaviour of these very slight acquaintance that all her present happiness depended; and while Mrs. Morland was successfully confirming her own opinions by the justness of her own representations, Catherine was silently reflecting that now Henry must have arrived at Northanger; now he must have heard of her departure; and now, perhaps, they were all setting off for Hereford.

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