Place:


Brooke  Rutland

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brooke like this:

BROOKE, a parish in Oakham district, Rutland; on the river Gwash, near the Syston and Peterborough railway, 2½ miles SSW of Oakham. Post Town, Oakham. Acres, 1,560. Real property, £2,174. Pop., 112. Houses, 22. A small Augustinian priory was founded here, in the time of Richard I., by Hugh Ferrers; made subordinate to the monastery of Kenilworth; and given, at the dissolution, to Anthony Cooper. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Oakham, in the diocese of Peterborough. Charities, £17.

Brooke through time

Brooke is now part of Rutland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rutland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Brooke itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brooke in Rutland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/1985

Date accessed: 29th November 2021


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