Brockhampton (Holy Trinity)
BROCKHAMPTON (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of Ross, hundred of Greytree, county of Hereford, 6 miles (N.) from Ross; containing 132 inhabitants. The parish is beautifully situated on the left bank of the river Wye, and abounds with picturesque scenery. It comprises by admeasurement 785 acres, about 150 of which are pasture, and the rest arable, with the exception of about 60 acres of woodland, consisting chiefly of oak and elm. The soil is fertile, and is formed principally of the detritus of the old red sandstone; there are some quarries of good building-stone, and also stone for the roads. The village is pleasantly seated near the bank of the river, which is here navigable for barges of 40 tons' burthen. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £74; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The great tithes have been commuted for £125, and the incumbent's for £63. 10. The church, a neat edifice in the later English style, has a tower and two bells, and a piscina for holy-water at the entrance door; in the churchyard is an ancient cross. A little to the north of the village are the remains of a Roman encampment with a double trench.