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Brockhampton (Bromyard), Herefordshire

Historical Description

Brockhampton or Norton-with-Brockhampton, a township in Herefordshire, lies 2 miles NE of Bromyard, which is the post town. Acreage, 3160; population, 550. The place contains several good residences suburban to Bromyard. Brockhampton House is a fine mansion on the Downs, erected in 1760, and has a chapel attached. The old mansion is adjacent, and is an interesting and well-preserved specimen of a 14th century residence; adjoining is a small chapel in ruins. The estate has for centuries been in the possession of the Barneby family. On the Downs are also stone quarries, rifle butts, and a racecourse.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyHerefordshire 
Civil parishBromyard 
HundredBroxash 
Poor Law unionBromyard 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brockhampton (Bromyard) from the following:


Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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