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 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".
The Wye Valley Walk passes through the village.
In birth order:
- Rowland Vaughan (1559–1629), landowner and pioneer of irrigation, was born in Bredwardine.
- Sir Charles Thomas Newton (1816–1894), archaeologist, was raised in Bredwardine, where his father was vicar.
- Francis Kilvert (1840–1879), diarist and cleric, was vicar of Bredwardine from late 1877 until his death on 23 September 1879.
- Nikolaus Pevsner: Herefordshire (Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin Books, 1963).
- Herefordshire placenames
- Hadrian Cook, et al. "The origin of water meadows in England". British Agricultural History Society. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
- ODNB: B. F. Cook, "Newton, Sir Charles Thomas (1816 [baptised] – 1894)", Retrieved 4 March 2014, pay-walled.
- ODNB: A. L. Le Quesne, "Kilvert, (Robert) Francis (1840–1879)", rev. Brenda Colloms Retrieved 4 March 2014, pay-walled.
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