Brampton Abbotts

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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
Ceremonial county
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
List of places
51°56′06″N 2°34′52″W / 51.935°N 2.581°W / 51.935; -2.581Coordinates: 51°56′06″N 2°34′52″W / 51.935°N 2.581°W / 51.935; -2.581

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.[4][6]


  1. ^ a b "Population of Herefordshire Parishes, 2001" (pdf). Herefordshire Council. 2004. Retrieved 2010-12-04. [permanent dead link]
  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. [permanent dead link]
  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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