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Bull by the old house in Hereford

The Hereford Bull
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The Hereford Bull Statue and the Old House in Hereford are two of the most iconic sights in the city. The Hereford Bull Statue is a life-sized bronze statue of a Hereford bull that was donated to the city in 2012 by Clive Richards and designed by the architect Brian Alabaster. The statue stands in front of the Old House, a timber-framed Black and White House Museum at the eastern end of High Town. The statue, which stands 1.6m high, has become a popular spot for tourists to visit and take photos.

The Old House is a Grade I listed building and is believed to be the oldest surviving timber-framed house in England. It was originally built during the 15th-century and was once the family home of the influential Chandos family. Starting life as a butcher’s home and shop and finishing its commercial life in the hands of Lloyds Bank in the late 1920s.

The house has been carefully restored and since 1929 it has been a fascinating museum giving an insight into daily life in Jacobean times. It is furnished in period style with an internationally important collection of English oak furniture and there are interesting pieces in every. It is filled with historic artefacts and displays that tell the story of the city, its people and its culture.

Both the Hereford Bull Statue and the Old House are important symbols of the city’s heritage. They both serve as reminders of the city’s rich past and its unique character, making Hereford a truly special place to visit.

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2 responses to “Bull by the old house in Hereford”

  1. This caught my attention with this Bull Statue. Thanks

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  2. Thanks, Anthony for a reminder of past times! We lived in Ross on Wye for 5-6 years. We loved the surrounding shires.

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