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County of Herefordshire. Attribution: By Nilfanion, CC BY-SA or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons
County of Herefordshire. Attribution: By Nilfanion, CC BY-SA or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

Herefordshire lies on the border of Wales and for much of the medieval period was part of the Welsh Marches and home of the powerful Marcher Lords. The county began as an Anglo-Saxon shire in the 9th century and the name is derived from Here-ford (Old English for ‘army crossing’). There is evidence for much earlier occupation in the many prehistoric sites found across the county. Important archaeological sites include:

Explore artefacts and coins found in Herefordshire and recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. There’s even more about Herefordshire finds and volunteering on our blog.

To get involved, try one of the museums, clubs or societies, or come to a local event. Contact us to learn more about volunteering for the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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