Abbots Bromley  Staffordshire


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

ABBOTS-BROMLEY, or Bromley-Abbots, a small town, a parish, and a subdistrict in the district of Uttoxeter, Stafford. The town stands near the river Blythe, 6 miles NNE of Rugeley r. station, and 12 E of Stafford. It has a post office‡ under Rugeley; and is a polling-place. It was formerly a market-town; and still has fairs on the Tuesday before Midl., 22 May, and 4 Sept. ...

It consists chiefly of a long street, containing some good houses and an ancient market cross. The parish includes also the liberty of Bromley-Hurst and the lordship of Bagots-Bromley. Acres, 9,391. Real property, £4,409. Pop., 1,538. Houses, 350. Blithfield, the seat of Lord Bagot, stands 2½ miles W of the town. A Benedictine Abbey was founded at Blithbury, on the Blythe, by Hugh Malveysin, in the reign of Henry I. or of Stephen; and passed, at the dissolution, to the Chadwick family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £235. Patron, the Marquis of Anglesey. The church is an ancient structure, in various styles, chiefly later English; but has been modernized. There is an Independent chapel. There are also a free school, a national school, and other charities with £193 a year. Mrs. Cooper, who saw her descendants to the sixth generation, lived at Abbots-Bromley.-The subdistrict comprises three parishes and part of a fourth. Acres, 17,355. Pop., 2,976. Houses, 648.

Abbots Bromley through time

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

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Abbots Bromley in East Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 11th July 2020

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