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Herefordsh­ire Through The Ages

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676

The Diocese of Hereford is created. It’s one of the oldest in England.

1384

This is the date of the earliest documentar­y reference to Hereford Cathedral School, recording the appointmen­t of one Richard de Cornwaille as a schoolmast­er.

1461

The Battle of Mortimer’s Cross, one of the major clashes in the Wars of the Roses, is fought near Wigmore.

1617

Historical highlights from the region

The world-famous timber-framed Market House is built in Ledbury.

c1748

Pinsley Mill in Leominster becomes the first mechanised, water-powered cotton mill in the world.

1809

One of the last recorded ordeals by ducking stool takes place in Leominster.

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