Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BRADBY, or Bretby

BRADBY, or Bretby, a chapelry in Repton parish, Derby; near the river Trent and the Birmingham and Derby railway, 3 miles E by N of Burton-upon-Trent. Post Town, Repton, under Burton-upon-Trent. Real property, £2,712. Pop., 324. Houses, 56. The manor belonged formerly to the Mowbrays and the Berkeleys; and belongs now to the Earl of Chesterfield. Bradby Park is the Earl's seat; and the grounds of it contain the sites of a castle of the Mowbrays, and a strong mansion which was garrisoned for Charles I. and taken down in 1780. The living is a donative in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £80. Patron, the Earl of Chesterfield.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Repton AP/CP       Derbyshire AncC
Place names: BRADBY     |     BRADBY OR BRETBY     |     BRETBY
Place: Bretby

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