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Bredenbury, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Bredenbury or Bridenbury, a parish in Herefordshire, 3 miles WNW of Bromyard. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Worcester. Acreage, 852; population of the civil parish, 110; of the ecclesiastical, with Wacton, 171. Bredenbury Court is the seat of the lord of the manor. The parish was for ecclesiastical purposes united with Wacton in 1876, and in 1882 portion of the township of Winslow and of the parish of Avenbury were added. The living is a rectory, with the vicarage of Wacton annexed, in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £168 with residence. The old church was pulled down in 1876, and a new one erected.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHerefordshire 
Poor Law unionBromyard 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR7
Post TownBromyard