Brampton Abbotts, Herefordshire Family History Guide

English: St. Michael and All Angels' church, B...
English: St. Michael and All Angels’ church, Brampton Abbotts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Brampton Abbotts is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: St Michael and All Angels

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Brampton Abbotts

  • Ross
  • Sellack
  • Weston under Penyard
  • Foy
  • Bridstow
  • Upton Bishop

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRAMPTON-ABBOTS, a parish in Ross district, Hereford; on the river Wye, and on the Hereford and Gloucester railway, 1½ mile N of Ross. Post Town, Ross. Acres, 1,452. Real property, £2,961. Pop., 257. Houses, 49. The property is divided among a few. Brampton Abbots House is the seat of the Garrolds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £245. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church is very good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Brampton-Abbots, 3 m. N. Ross. P. 197

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Brampton-Abbots (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Ross, hundred of Greytree, county of Hereford, 1 mile (N.) from Ross; containing 197 inhabitants. This parish, which comprises by computation 1500 acres, is situated on the left bank of the river Wye, and in the heart of a rich and fertile district, abounding with picturesque and romantic scenery; it is intersected in the eastern part by the road from Ledbury to Ross. The living is a rectory, valued in the King’s books at £12, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Hereford: the tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £321. 2. 6., and the glebe comprises 8 acres. Schools are supported by the minister.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.


Brampton Abbotts Cassey Herefordshire Directory 1858


  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ross
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Ross
  • Poor Law Union: Ross
  • Hundred: Greytree
  • Province: Canterbury