Bredwardine  Herefordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bredwardine like this:

BREDWARDINE, a village and a parish in the district of Hay, and county of Hereford. The village stands on the river Wye, adjacent to the line of the Hereford and Brecon railway, 7 ½. miles E by N of Hay; and has a post office under Hereford. The parish comprises 2,245 acres. Real property, £3,147. ...

Pop., 420. Houses, 93. The property is divided among a few. Bredwardine Castle, now a ruin, was the seat of the Bredwardine family; one of whom was Archbishop of Canterbury in 1349. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Brobury, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £370.* Patron, the Rev. N. D. H. Newton. The church is an old structure, of nave and chancel, with a tower; and is in good condition. A charity to the poor, bequeathed by George Jarvis, Esq., who died in 1793, yields £1,253 a year.

Bredwardine through time

Bredwardine is now part of Herefordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Herefordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bredwardine itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bredwardine in Herefordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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