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county, 842 sq mi (2,181 sq km), W central England, on the Welsh border; adminstratively, it is a unitary authority (since 1998). Herefordshire has an undulating terrain, which reaches its greatest height in the Black Mts. and Malvern Hills. The chief rivers are the Wye, the Teme, and the Frome. The largely agricultural county is famous for its orchards and Hereford cattleHereford cattle
, breed of beef cattle originated in Herefordshire, England, and thought to be descended from the primitive cattle of the country. They are medium-to-large, deep-bodied, thick-fleshed animals with white faces and white markings.
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Herefordshire was the scene of border warfare with the Welsh in the Middle Ages, and there are many ruins of castles and fortifications, the most remarkable of which is Offa's DykeOffa's Dyke,
ancient entrenchment of W England and E Wales, from the Dee estuary to near the estuary of the Wye River. It was built in the 8th cent. by Offa, king of Mercia, as a barrier against the Welsh and lies mainly along the England-Wales boundary.
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 (8th cent.). In 1974, Herefordshire was combined with almost all of Worcestershire to form the nonmetropolitan county of Hereford and Worcester, but in 1998 the counties were again separated.


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)
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We competed all day and got struck in but couldn't dislodge Walker, who batted very well, and he got Herefordshire over the line.
Team results Boys: 1 Shropshire and Herefordshire 405 (Chris Makin 78, Will Enefer 76, Tray Niven 83, James Ford 83, Tom Matthews 85); 2 Warwickshire 406 (Joseph Norton 77, Alex Wilson 78, Danny Seymour 83; Laurence Johnson 84, Rocco Luca 84); 3 Staffordshire 420 (Ryan Chadwick 80, Harry Fearn 84, Charlie Wallbridge 84, Nathan Hurst 85, Dan Bourne 87); 4 Worcestershire 423 (Cameron Dean 82, Liam Baynam 82, Harry Lane 84, Sean McDonnell 86, Tom Johnson 89.
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Cardiff and Vale began to take a grip on the game and shots at goal were becoming more plentiful with Joel Edwards and Ebe Marango causing the Herefordshire defence all sorts of problems.
A message on Herefordshire Camra's website said: "In spite of a large re-order of beer, cider and perry on Saturday afternoon, Beer on the Wye has been drunk completely dry.
A time team from Leominster-based Border Archaeology, working on behalf of Herefordshire Council, uncovered a large stone wall while digging out to see how far the Roman site went.
The county also boasts the longest complete footpath in the UK, the 154-mile Herefordshire Trail.
The Food Standards Agency has granted Herefordshire District Council 30,000 [pounds sterling] for its investigation into a food scare that led to a Cadbury product recall in June.
To date, six of the Herefordshire group have been to Sangli and Chavan has visited the Evans farm at Whitbourne.