Hereford, stands at a military Ford on the Wye, which King Harold protected by a castle, the site of which, at Castle Green, is now occupied by the Nelson Column.
This place is situated on the Severn, which, by its navigation, contributes largely to its prosperity. The town is composed of one long street, intersected by the river; a little outside is Wassel Hill, on which there is a Roman Camp, also Wassel House the residence of G. Hallen, Esq.
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Ludlow is a parliamentary borough, standing on a beautiful bend of the Teme, in Shropshire, but close to the borders of Herefordshire, from which the river divides it.
This fine old capital of Shropshire, and parliamentary town, is 42 miles beyond Birmingham, 161¾ miles from London by the North Western (or 171 via Birmingham), and 171 by the Great Western.