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St. Bridget's Church, south facade - - 520214.jpg
St Bridget's Church, Bridstow
Bridstow is located in Herefordshire
 Bridstow shown within Herefordshire
Population 859 (Parish)[1]
OS grid reference SO 583247
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROSS-ON-WYE
Postcode district HR9
Dialling code 01989
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Hereford and South Herefordshire
List of places

Coordinates: 51°55′12″N 2°36′18″W / 51.920°N 2.605°W / 51.920; -2.605

Bridstow is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England.[2] The village lies 2 km west of Ross-on-Wye and 17 km southeast of Hereford. The parish is bounded to the east and south by the River Wye. The A40 road linking the M50 motorway to South Wales runs through the parish, crossing the Wye at Bridstow Bridge.[3]

The parish had a population of 859 in the 2001 UK Census.[1] The largest village in the parish is Wilton., site of the Grade I listed Wilton Castle and Wilton Bridge.[3][4]

The parish church, dedicated to St Bridget, has a tower in the Perpendicular style but rest of the exterior was re-built in 1862 to a design by Thomas Nicholson. The stained glass is by Charles Kempe.[5][6]

Bridstow CE Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England co-educational school for pupils between 4 and 11 years of age. The School's motto is "Shine as a light in the World". Bridstow also has a Village Hall - details can be found on the Herefordshire Council website.

The poet, novelist and illustration Peggy Eileen Whistler, who used the pseudonym Margiad Evans (1909–1958), moved to Bridstow with her family in 1921.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Population of Herefordshire Parishes, 2001" (pdf). Herefordshire Council. 2004. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  2. ^ "List of Parish Councils and Contacts" (xls). Herefordshire Council. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  3. ^ a b Gloucester & Forest of Dean 162 (Landranger Maps) (C3 ed.), Ordnance Survey, 2011, ISBN 978-0-319-22911-8 
  4. ^ "British Listed Buildings - Bridstow". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  5. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1963). The Buildings of England - Herefordshire. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-300-09609-5. 
  6. ^ "The Incorporated Church Building Society archive -". Church Plans Online project. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  7. ^ ODNB: Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan: "Williams , Peggy Eileen [Margiad Evans] (1909–1958)". Retrieved 1 July 2010.

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