Marden, Herefordshire

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Marden is a village and civil parish in the English county of Herefordshire.

Marden is some 7 miles (11 km) due north of the city of Hereford. It is contiguous with the hamlets of Walker's Green and Paradise Green, the parish also includes the hamlet of Burmarsh to the south of the village for Marden.

The Marches Way long distance footpath passes through the village and, heading south, then crosses Sutton Walls Hill Fort.[1]

S and A Produce Ltd, a grower, packer, importer and exporter of soft fruit and asparagus are based in the village.[2][3] An investigation by The Independent newspaper in 2009 found that the firm hired more than 2,400 people, predominantly Romanians and Bulgarians to work on its farms in Herefordshire and Kent. Some of these workers were taking home as little as £45 a week after obligatory charges had been deducted.[4]


  1. ^ Hereford and Leominster (Landranger Maps) (B2 ed.), Ordnance Survey, 2007, ISBN 978-0-319-22953-8 
  2. ^ "About S&A". S&A Group Holdings Ltd. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  3. ^ "S&A Contact Us". S&A Group Holdings Ltd. Retrieved 2016-03-14. Head Office: Brook Farm, Marden, Hereford, HR1 3ET 
  4. ^ Taylor, Jerome (2009-07-09). "Revealed: Scandal of Britain's fruit-farm workers". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 

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Coordinates: 52°07′29″N 2°41′59″W / 52.12463°N 2.69962°W / 52.12463; -2.69962