""HEREFORDSHIRE, an inland Co. on the SE. border of Wales, and bounded
N. by Shropshire and Worcestershire, E. by Worcestershire and Gloucestershire,
S. by Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire, and W. by Monmouthshire, Radnorshire,
mid Brecknockshire; greatest length N. and S. 38 miles, greatest breadth
E. and W. 35 miles; 532,918 acres, population 121,062."
from Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles,