Old images of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

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Old Images of Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire

Glimpse the past through old images of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

Historic Views of Ross-on-Wye

Enjoy a video showing the historic sights once seen in Ross-on-Wye, carefully labelled with the dates so you know what year each image appears from.

Views around Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire through Time! The Time Travel Artist (YouTube)

Ross-on-Wye Market Hall

This first beautiful image was taken sometime around the end of the Victorian era, when gas streetlamps stood outside the Market Hall but cars had yet to make an appearance.

Ross-on-Wye Market Hall c1900
Ross-on-Wye Market Hall c1890-1900 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

I’ve added three closeups of this old photo of the Market Hall and surrounding buildings, so you can enjoy more of the small and curious details to be found.

Ross-on-Wye Market Hall c1900
Closeup of old photo of Ross-on-Wye Market Hall c1890-1900 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
Ross-on-Wye Market Hall c1900
Closeup of old photo of Ross-on-Wye Market Hall c1890-1900 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
Ross-on-Wye Market Hall c1900
Closeup of old photo of Ross-on-Wye Market Hall c1890-1900 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

A number of images were captured in and around town in the same period:

River Wye and Ross-on-Wye
Image of Ross-on-Wye taken between 1890 and 1900 – thanks to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire
Image of Ross-on-Wye taken between 1890 and 1900 – thanks to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire
Image of Ross-on-Wye taken between 1890 and 1900 – thanks to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire
Image of Ross-on-Wye taken between 1890 and 1900 – thanks to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Wilton Castle Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire
Image of Ross-on-Wye taken between 1890 and 1900 – thanks to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire
Image of Ross-on-Wye taken between 1890 and 1900 – thanks to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

St Mary’s Church

The 700-year old parish church of St. Mary’s is the town’s most prominent landmark, thanks to its tall pointed spire.

William Rudhall and his wife Anne are buried here, in tombs with effigies made by the alabastor scupltors of Nottingham, whose work was once prized across Europe. Rudhall was Attorney-General to Arthur, Prince of Wales, whose untimely death meant Henry VIII took the throne. Having died in 1530, before the Reformation, Rudhall’s tomb shows religious scenes on the side of his tomb.

John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre is named after a local philanthropist who is also buried here. Known as “the Man of Ross”, john Kyrle died in 1724.

Here are a couple of nice images of St Mary’s Church, both from the inside of the church and its graveyard, taken around the end of the Victorian age.

St Mary's Church Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire
Image of Ross-on-Wye taken between 1890 and 1900 – thanks to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
St Mary's Church Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire
Image of Ross-on-Wye taken between 1890 and 1900 – thanks to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

If you want to share these closeups with your friends and family, could you please sent them to this website rather than download the images? Thank you very much. I appreciate your visit as it makes this a worthwhile website project to continue, in between all my other work and family commitments.

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