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Bredwardine is located in Herefordshire
 Bredwardine shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO335445
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
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 Hereford and South Herefordshire
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Coordinates: 52°05′42″N 2°58′34″W / 52.095°N 2.976°W / 52.095; -2.976

Bredwardine is a village in Herefordshire, England, located off the B4352 road in the west of the county.

Features include a brick bridge over the River Wye, a historic late 17th century coaching inn[1] named the Red Lion, St Andrews parish church and the site of Bredwardine Castle.

The Wye Valley Walk passes through the village.

Famous residents[edit]

  • Rowland Vaughan (1559–1629), landowner and pioneer of irrigation, was born in Bredwardine.[2]
  • Sir Charles Thomas Newton (1816–1894), archaeologist, was raised in Bredwardine, where his father was vicar.[3]
  • Francis Kilvert, diarist and cleric, was vicar of Bredwardine from late 1877 until his death on 23 September 1879.[4]


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

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