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Herefordshire Through The Ages
The Diocese of Hereford is created. It’s one of the oldest in England.
This is the date of the earliest documentary reference to Hereford Cathedral School, recording the appointment of one Richard de Cornwaille as a schoolmaster.
The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross, one of the major clashes in the Wars of the Roses, is fought near Wigmore.
Historical highlights from the region
The world-famous timber-framed Market House is built in Ledbury.
Pinsley Mill in Leominster becomes the first mechanised, water-powered cotton mill in the world.
One of the last recorded ordeals by ducking stool takes place in Leominster.