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Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Brampton-Bryan or Brampton-Brian, a village and a township in Herefordshire, and a parish partly also in Radnorshire. The village stands on the river Teme, 1½ mile ESE of Bucknell station on the L. &N.W.R., 2¼ miles W by S of Leintwardine, and 10 W by S of Ludlow, and has a post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Leintwardine. It has a fair on 21st June for sheep, and on 22nd June for horses and cattle. It dates from remote times, and had a castle built by the Norman Bryan de Brampton, held long by the Harleys, and besieged and destroyed by the Royalists in the Civil War. Some ruins of the walls remain. The township includes the village. Acreage, 3001; population, 307; of ecclesiastical parish, 464. The parish contains also the townships of Boresford and Pedwardine and the lordship of Stanage. Brampton Hall is a seat of the Harley family; the park is nearly 6 miles in circumference. Coxwall Knoll has vestiges of a camp which was occupied by Caractacus prior to his defeat here by Ostorius Scapula. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £282 with residence. The church was destroyed in the Civil War, and was rebuilt by Sir Robert Harley, is a plain edifice, and it contains the tomb of Lord Treasurer Harley, the first Earl of Oxford, and the founder of the Harleian Library.

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 parishBrampton-Bryan St. Barnabas 
Poor Law unionKnighton 
Registration districtKnighton1837 - 1933

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtSY7