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Brockwear or Brockweir or Brooks Weir, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Brockwear or Brockweir or Brooks-Weir, a village on extra-parochial ground contiguous to Hewelsfield parish, in Gloucestershire, on the river Wye, ½ a mile from Tintern station on the G.W.R., and 6 miles N of Chepstow. It has a post office under Coleford; money order and telegraph office, Tintern. It used to have some shipping trade. There are a Moravian chapel, built in 1832, and remains of an ancient camp.

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 CountyGloucestershire 
HundredSt. Briavells 
Poor Law unionChepstow 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brockwear or Brockweir or Brooks Weir from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.