From medieval times when it was a major English stronghold against repeated Welsh attacks, to its current role as the county town of Herefordshire and a major centre of agricultural trade, Hereford has a proud and distinctive identity. This extraordinary history is embodied in the buildings that have shaped this cathedral city. Hereford in 50 Buildings explores the history of the city through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures, from the magnificent twelfth-century cathedral to the Old Cattle Market development, a massive city-centre regeneration project that is only partly completed. Former archaeologist Ron Shoesmith and photographer Derek Foxton showcase Hereford’s architectural heritage in a new and accessible way as they guide the reader around the city’s historic and modern buildings.
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