Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

BROMPTON, a township in Church-Stoke parish, Salop, 6 miles NW by W of Bishops-Castle. Pop., 119.

This is the only descriptive gazetter entry we have found, but you may be able to find further references to Brompton by doing a full-text search here.

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Brompton within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Camden Shropshire and Cheshire 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Mellington 0 2
Church Stoke 0 2
Dudston 0 2
Montgomery 9 3
Chirbury 0 4
Hurdley 0 2
Castlewright 0 1
Aston 0 1
Cawrse 0 2
Hem 0 2
Sarn 0 2
Snead 0 2
Llandysul 0 2
Thornbury 0 1
Middleton in Chirbury 0 2
Mainstone 0 2
Hyssington 0 2
Forden 0 2
Ackley 0 2
Garthmyl 0 2