Brailes  Warwickshire


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

BRAILES, two hamlets, a parish, and a division in Warwick. The hamlets are Upper and Lower Brailes; they lie 3 and 4 miles ESE of Shipston-on-Stour, and about 6 NE by E of Moreton r. station; they have a post office,‡ of the name of Brailes, under Shipston-on-Stour; and one of them was formerly a market-town, and has still a fair on Easter Thursday. ...

The parish includes also the hamlets of Chelmscott and Winderton; and is in the district of Shipston-on-Stour. Acres, 5,220. Real property, £10,548. Pop., 1,347. Houses, 305. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, before the Conquest, to Edwin Earl of Mercia; was given, by the Conqueror, to Henry de Newburgh; and passed to the Beauchamps. Brailes House is now the seat of the Sheldons. Brailes Cover is a meet of the Warwick hounds. Some parts of the surface are hilly and have fine views. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £344.* Patron, J. Jordan. Esq. The church is partly early English, partly perpendicular, and is in good condition. There are a Quakers chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel and school, an endowed school with £64 a year, a national school, a library and reading room, and charities £68.-The division contains fifteen parishes; and is in Kington hundred. Acres, 35,242. Pop., 7,369. Houses, 1,575.

Brailes through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brailes, in Stratford on Avon and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 04th December 2021

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