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(ˈhɛrɪfədˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of W England: from 1974 to 1998 part of Hereford and Worcester: drained chiefly by the River Wye; agricultural (esp fruit and cattle). Administrative centre: Hereford. Pop: 176 900 (2003 est). Area: 2180 sq km (842 sq miles)


(ˈhɛr ə fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a former county in W England, now part of Hereford and Worcester.
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I come from the woodlands over in Herefordshire, upon the lands of the Bishop of that ilk.
Well he knew of this Guy of Gisbourne, and of all the bloody and murderous deeds that he had done in Herefordshire, for his doings were famous throughout all the land.
He steadily refused to accompany his father into Herefordshire, an engagement formed almost at the moment to promote the dismissal of Catherine, and as steadily declared his intention of offering her his hand.
Boscombe Valley is a country district not very far from Ross, in Herefordshire.
He picked out from his bundle a copy of the local Herefordshire paper, and having turned down the sheet he pointed out the paragraph in which the unfortunate young man had given his own statement of what had occurred.
In another new move for this year, The Marcher Apple Network and The Herefordshire Bee Keepers Association have also decided to join forces with the Festival.
Historically, Herefordshire has drawn on its famous apple orchards to make it Britain's biggest cider producer, but now Tyrrells renowned for its up market brands of potato chips is using its locally grown potatoes to produce some fine, Herefordshire Vodka
CHESHIRE were too good for Herefordshire as they grabbed the last six wickets they needed for victory at Kingsland yesterday.
The disease, unheard of in Britain until its discovery on a farm near Brecon in 2003, has been confirmed at a holding in Lincolnshire as part of the investigation to identify the source and extent of infection associated with this year's outbreak in Herefordshire.
FORMER England fast bowler Martin McCague claims minnows Herefordshire can stun Worcestershire in the C&G Trophy -but only if the man he dubs a 'little maestro' enjoys a bumper day with the bat.
Six cases have involved Herefordshire residents, while another involved a Welshman who had twice visited the town.
Tenders are invited for integrated community equipment service (ices) for herefordshire - soft market test