Cider Musings

The Hereford Mappa Mundi and Apples


The Hereford Mappa Mundi, was probably completed between 1285 and 1295 as there is ( unusually)  a reference to its authorship, in a note on the map “Let all who have this history, Or shall hear or read or see it, Pray to Jesus in His Divinity, To have pity on Richard of Haldingham and Lafford, Who has made and planned it, To whom joy in heaven be granted.”  This Richard has been identified as Richard de Bello, prebend of Lafford in Lincoln Cathedral about the year 1283, who later became an official of the Bishop of Hereford. See more here