Brampton Bryan

Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire History

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Brampton-Bryan, 5¾ mile N.E. Presteign. P. 419

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


In Brampton Brian Church is entombed the famous Lord High Treasurer, Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford, founder of the Harleian Library in the British Museum, who died in 1724, and of whom Pope wrote:

A soul supreme in each hard instance tried,

Above all pain, all anger, and all pride,

The rage of power, the blast of public breath,

The lust of lucre, and the dread of death

Source: The Family Topographer; Samuel Tymms; 1834.


Brampton Brian Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858