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ST. BRIDGET'S, BRIDSTOW AND THE BRIDSTOW WAR MEMORIAL
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It is likely that the earliest church on this site was a wattle and daub Welsh church dedicated to St. Freit, which is Celtic for St. Bridget. Following this a Norman church was consecrated in Bridstow, Herefordshire in 1066 by the Bishop of Llandaff. The oldest part of the current church is the 14th century tower, of which the largest bell within was cast by Robert Hendley of Gloucester in 1480. A later bell was added in 1658 but the full octave which is heard today was not added until 1924.

The registers in the church date from 1560 and until 1675 were made in a parchment book, most of which is still legible. The names of known vicars date from 1277, the first being Walter de Beriton. There is also a complete list of churchwardens from 1607 to the present day.

In a recess of the chancel there is a tomb which dates from around A.D.1300. It is either that of a child or could be what is known as a 'heart tomb', a tomb which contains just the heart of the individual.

Other local churches photographed for 'Wyenot' include but are not limited to:
St. Michael's, Brampton Abbotts
* St Lawrence's, Weston * St Mary's, Ross-on-Wye * St Catherines, Hoarwithy.

Bridstow, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Bridstow, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
St Bridget's, Bridstow. St Bridget's, Bridstow.
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Inside St Bridget's, Bridstow. Inside St Bridget's, Bridstow.
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Inside St Bridget's, Bridstow. Inside St Bridget's, Bridstow.
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Stained Glass Window, St Bridget's, Bridstow. War Memorial inside St Bridget's, Bridstow.
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Bridstow Village War Memorial. Bridstow War Memorial. A closer view of those remembered.

Names of Those Remembered on the War Memorials

1914 to 1919 in the Church of St. Bridget:
W. C. Andrew, T. Counsell, A. J. Cowmeadow, P.B.Farr, C.W.Floyd, A. A. Francis, E. N. Getting, W. Lloyd, C. Malsom, W. Malsom, H. Marklove, A. Nelmes, E. Powell, R. G. Sainsbury, H. Thomas, C. Thomas, E. W. Turrell, E. Wilson.

1914 to 1919 on the Village Memorial:
W. C. Andrew, T. Counsell, A. J. Cowmeadow, P.B.Farr, C.W.Floyd, A. A. Francis, E. N. Getting, W. Lloyd, C. Malsom, W. Malsom, H. Marklove, A. Nelmes, E. Powell, R. G. Sainsbury, H. Thomas, C. Thomas, E. W. Turrell, E. Wilson.

1939 to 1945 on the Village Memorial:
C. Deakin, G. F. Deakin, R. J. Holloway, M. G. Ling, D. W. Maude, H. T. Taylor.


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