Brampton Abbotts

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Coordinates: 51°56′06″N 2°34′52″W / 51.935°N 2.581°W / 51.935; -2.581

Brampton Abbotts
View from south of Brampton Abbotts - - 991166.jpg
Farmland south of Brampton Abbotts
Brampton Abbotts is located in Herefordshire
Brampton Abbotts
Brampton Abbotts
 Brampton Abbotts shown within Herefordshire
Population 322 (Parish)[1]
OS grid reference SO601264
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROSS-ON-WYE
Postcode district HR9
Dialling code 01989
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Herefordshire
List of places

Brampton Abbotts is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England. It is located 2 km north of Ross-on-Wye and 16 km south east of Hereford. The village lies near the western terminus of M50 motorway.[2]

The parish had a population of 322 in the 2001 UK Census[1] and is grouped with Foy to form Brampton Abbots & Foy Group Parish Council for administrative purposes.[3]

The parish church, dedicated to St Michael, is Norman. The font has an octagonal bowl with quatrefoiled panels.[4]

The place name Brampton means 'Broom settlement'. Abbotts is a reference to the abbot of St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester which held it in the late 11th century at the time of the Domesday survey.[5]

In the south of the parish, at the boundary with Weston under Penyard and Ross Rural parishes, is the hamlet of Rudhall. Rudhall House is a Grade I listed 14th century manor house. The core of the original building is timber framed on a sandstone plinth. The house was extended in the 16th and 17th centuries and restored in the 19th century but the interior retains many period features.[6][4]


  1. ^ a b "Population of Herefordshire Parishes, 2001" (pdf). Herefordshire Council. 2004. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  2. ^ Hereford & Ross-on-Wye (Explorer Map 189) (A2 ed.), Ordnance Survey, 2009, ISBN 978-0-319-24097-7 
  3. ^ "List of Parish Councils and Contacts" (xls). Herefordshire Council. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  4. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus (1963). The Buildings of England - Herefordshire. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-300-09609-5. 
  5. ^ "Landscape Origins of the Wye Valley parishes - Brampton Abbotts". Archenfield Archaeology. 2008. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  6. ^ "British Listed Buildings - Rudhall House". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 

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