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Bromsberrow, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Bromsberrow or Bromsborough, a parish in Gloucestershire, on the verge of the county, 4 miles SE of Ledbury station on the G.W.R. It has a post office, Bromsberrow Heath, under Gloucester, money order office, Redmarley; telegraph office, Eastnor. Acreage, 1810; population, 282. The manor was granted by Cromwell to Colonel Yate for his services in the Civil War, and passed to the Ricardo family, in whose possession it remains. Bromsberrow Place, tbs manor house, is an extensive mansion in a good situation. Perry is made in this parish. The living is a rectory in thf diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £309 with residence. The church is ancient and excellent, and contains-two standards belonging to a regiment of cavalry of the Parliamentarian army commanded by Colonel Yate.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBromsberrow St. Mary 
Poor Law unionNewent 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Bromesberrow 1558-1837, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1558.

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is an ancient edifice in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, with chapel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and a western tower with spire, containing 6 bells; the mortuary chapel adjoining the chancel was built by the Yate family, under a faculty, in the year 1725; in the chapel are two cavalry standards, one formerly belonging to the Parliamentary army, in which Colonel Yate commanded a regiment, and the other to the Royalist army, in which his brother commanded a regiment; there are some remains of ancient painted glass, formerly in Llanthony Abbey, near Gloucester, and preserved by the late Rev. Henry Dobyns Yate LL.D. a former incumbent: the church was restored about 1859, and the tower and spire added in 1874: in 1910 a vestry was added, and in the same year the Yate chapel was restored by William P. Robinson esq. a descendant of the Yate family: there are 200 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bromsberrow from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Visitations Heraldic

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