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Old Court, Bredwardine (geograph 4040388).jpg
Old Court, Bredwardine
Bredwardine is located in Herefordshire
Bredwardine shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO335445
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEREFORD
Postcode district HR3
Dialling code 01981
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°05′42″N 2°58′34″W / 52.095°N 2.976°W / 52.095; -2.976Coordinates: 52°05′42″N 2°58′34″W / 52.095°N 2.976°W / 52.095; -2.976

Bredwardine is a village in the west of Herefordshire, England, located off the B4352 road. Features include a brick bridge over the River Wye, a historic late 17th-century coaching inn[1] named the Red Lion, St Andrew's Church, and the site of Bredwardine Castle. The Wye Valley Walk passes through the village. The name is pronounced to rhyme with "dine" and means "Brid's farm".[2]

Famous residents[edit]

In birth order:

  • Rowland Vaughan (1559–1629), landowner and pioneer of irrigation, was born in Bredwardine.[3]
  • Sir Charles Thomas Newton (1816–1894), archaeologist, was raised in Bredwardine, where his father was vicar.[4]
  • Francis Kilvert (1840–1879), diarist and cleric, was vicar of Bredwardine from late 1877 until his death on 23 September 1879.[5]


  1. ^ Nikolaus Pevsner: Herefordshire (Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin Books, 1963).
  2. ^ Herefordshire placenames
  3. ^ Hadrian Cook, et al. "The origin of water meadows in England". British Agricultural History Society. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  4. ^ ODNB: B. F. Cook, "Newton, Sir Charles Thomas (1816 [baptised] – 1894)", Retrieved 4 March 2014, pay-walled.
  5. ^ ODNB: A. L. Le Quesne, "Kilvert, (Robert) Francis (1840–1879)", rev. Brenda Colloms Retrieved 4 March 2014, pay-walled.

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