Bredwardine shown within Herefordshire
OS grid referenceSO335445
Unitary authorityHerefordshire
Ceremonial countyHerefordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Sovereign stateUnited 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 ParliamentHereford 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 name is pronounced to rhyme with "dine" and means "Brid's farm".[2]

The Wye Valley Walk passes through the village.

Famous residents


  1. Herefordshire - Nikolaus Pevsner 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 (bap. 1816, d. 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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