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Bridstow, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Bridstow, a village and a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Wye, 1½ mile W by N of Ross, which is the post town. Acreage of the civil parish, 2233; population, 623; of the ecclesiastical, 634. The parish also includes the hamlet of Wilton. Wilton castle is a ruin with a modern residence within its walls. Dadnor, Morastone, The Weir End, Wiltondale, Wilton Hall, Wilton House, and Wyeville are chief residences. The Governors of Guy's Hospital are lords of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £230 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church (St Bridget's) is Decorated English, with a Norman chancel arch, and was rebuilt in 1861. It contains an altar-tomb to one of the Greys of Wilton, removed about forty years ago from Wilton Castle. Wilton Bridge, over the Wye, was bnilt in 1597, and one arch was broken down in the Civil War in 1644.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBridstow St. Bridget 
Poor Law unionRoss 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bridstow from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR9
Post TownRoss-On-Wye