Bromfield  Shropshire


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

BROMFIELD, a village, a township, and a parish in Ludlow district, Salop. The village stands near the confluence of the Onny and the Teme, adjacent to the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway, 2½ miles NW by N of Ludlow; and has a station on the railway, an inn, and a head post office, designated Bromfield, Shropshire. ...

The township includes also the sub-townships of Lady-Halton and Priors Halton. Acres, 6,112. Pop., 621. Houses, 115. The parish contains likewise the chapelry of Halford. Acres, 7,174. Real property, £9,457. Pop., 762. Houses, 138. The property is divided among a few. Oakley Park, contiguous to the village, is a fine feature. A small college of secular canons was founded, in the time of Henry I., on the brink of the Teme, below the influx of the Onny; became, in 1159, a Benedictine priory, subject to St. Peter's Abbey at Gloucester; and was given, in the time of Mary, to Charles Fox. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £334.* Patron, R. G. W. Clive, Esq. The church adjoins some remains of the ancient priory; is an ancient structure of various dates, with a tower; and was repaired in 1850.

Bromfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 15th April 2024

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