Bramshall (St. Lawrence)
BRAMSHALL (St. Lawrence), a parish, in the union of Uttoxeter, S. division of the hundred of Totmonslow, N. division of the county of Stafford, 2 miles (W. by S.) from Uttoxeter; containing 170 inhabitants. This place, formerly called Broomshelf from the surface once abounding in broom, was a lordship of the Staffords, and passed subsequently to the family of Erdeswicke. It is situated on the road from Uttoxeter to Stafford, and comprises 1276a. 1r. 38p. of fertile land, of which the greater portion is pasture; the soil is gravelly, the surface undulated, and the scenery beautifully picturesque. Here are several dairy-farms. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £4. 3. 9., and in the patronage of Lord Willoughby de Broke: the tithes have been commuted for £145, and there are nearly 43 acres of glebe, and a glebe-house. The church, a plain edifice, was erected at the expense of Lord Willoughby de Broke.