FROM a world-famous songstress to a favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1, Herefordshire has had its share of famous sons and daughters over the years.

The list of famous county residents past and present includes household names such as Top Gear and The Grand Tour star Richard Hammond, composer Edward Elgar, and TV presenter Monty Don alongside a slew of others.

And now, you can see who the most searched person associated with your town is with a new map based on the last four year's worth of Wikipedia search data.

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The People Map of the UK, created by The Pudding replaces towns and cities in the UK with the names of famous people born in or connected with those areas.

Click here to explore the map

These are just some of the famous faces associated with Herefordshire:


Ellie Goulding, who was born in Hereford in 1986 and raised in Lyonshall, attending Kington's Lady Hawkins High School is the top name associated with Hereford.

The singer first hit the charts in 2009 with debut single Under the Sheets.

She was married to Caspar Jopling in 2019 and welcomed her first child, Arthur Ever Winter in April this year.


Mott the Hoople founding member and drummer Dale Griffin is the most searched for person associated with Ross.

Griffin, who died in 2016 aged 67, was born and raised in Ross, where he played in local bands with future fellow Mott the Hoople member Overend Watts.


Noted guitarist Albert Lee was born in Lingen in 1943 and started his career playing with a variety of bands from 1959 onwards.

The musician and composer has performed with many other famous artists and is known for his fingerstyle and hybrid-picking technique.

He currently lives in Malibu, California.


John Edward Masefield was born on June 1 1878  and died May 12 1967. He was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate from 1930 until 1967.

Among his best known works are the children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and the poems The Everlasting Mercy and "Sea-Fever".