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Ledbury street names, like those of most established towns, resonate with history.

This picturesque lane is one of the earliest roads in Ledbury; it leads to the parish church.

This was one of the original streets of the medieval town, its name recorded from 1288.

Despite its name, New Street is one of the oldest streets in Ledbury.

The Southend is one of the original medieval streets of Ledbury.

Market Day in Ledbury   ‘The farmers used to bring their animals through to market…through the town. The sheep and the cattle.

Market Street was opened in 1887 by the Ledbury Markets and Fairs Company.

The whole urban hierarchy was knit together by its carriers. In 1637 John Taylor in his Carriers’ Cosmography wrote: ‘what a man sends to Hereford