Bredwardine, Herefordshire Family History Guide

Bredwardine is an ancient parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1723
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Bredwardine

  • Dorstone
  • Moccas
  • Letton
  • Willersley
  • Brobury
  • Winforton
  • Staunton on Wye
  • Clifford
  • Eardisley with Bollingham

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

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. A. Newton. The church is an old structure, of nave and chancel, with a tower, and is in good condition. A charily to the poor, bequeathed by George Jarvis, Esq., who died in 1793, yields £1,253 a-year.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bredwardine, 13 m. N.W. Hereford. P. 409

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


Bredwardine Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858


Photographs of Bredwardine Church


  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hay
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Weobley
  • Poor Law Union: Hay
  • Hundred: Webtree
  • Province: Canterbury

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