Bredwardine

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Bredwardine
Old Court, Bredwardine (geograph 4040388).jpg
Old Court, Bredwardine
Bredwardine is located in Herefordshire
Bredwardine
Bredwardine
Location within Herefordshire
OS grid referenceSO335445
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHEREFORD
Postcode districtHR3
Dialling code01981
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Herefordshire
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, lying just 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 name is pronounced to rhyme with "dine", and means "Brid's farm".[2]

Walkers[edit]

The Wye Valley Walk passes through the village.

Notable people[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]

References[edit]

  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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