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HER Number (PRN):00649
Name:Deserted settlement of Brompton
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Types


Brompton deserted settlement of medieval to post medieval date.

Parish:Berrington, Shrewsbury and Atcham, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SJ50NW
Grid Reference:SJ 5480 0779

Related records

04388Related to: Cropmarks S of Upper Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA636 - 1976 field observation by Shropshire County Council


Documentary evidence. Manor of Brompton mentioned at Domesday. Before 1135 it was acquired by Shrewsbury Abbey, and was grouped with Emstrey and Betton Abbots as the manor of Hemes. By 1355 it had been leased. The desmesne was still termed abbey lands in the 1720s. Pop: 3 Bovarii 1086. 13 houses 1553, 12 houses 1661 (5 with 2 hearths), 10 tenants 1755 in 7 farms and 3 houses. C 1792 consolidation to three farms. Fields: Common fields still extant in C16 but enclosed by 1698 <1>

Four lands and headland in field centred at SJ5470 0763 (Barn Yard at Tithe Award. Earthworks at main grid reference in triangular field (Well Meadow Tithe award) at eastern side. A winding holloway running from SE corner of field NW and apparently truncated by pond at SJ54800884. Possible house platforms on each side and further slight traces towards the W apex of the field. I Burrow FI 1976 <2>

Other field names, 615 Little Townsend SJ5460 0765; 563 Big Townsend SJ5445 0870; 562 Town Meadow SJ5445 0800; 632 Priest meadow SJ5485 0790 <3>

..In the ploughed field to the S across the road is quite a large amount of building debris. <4>

An air photo taken in 1989 showed an unintelligible array of cropmarks in the field to the S of the road. See PRN 04388. <5><6>

Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Medium score as one of 58 DMVs. <7>

<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 00649 (Card index). SSA20722.

<01> Gaydon A T (ed), 1968, Victoria County History 8: Condover and Ford Hundreds, Berrington Parish (Volume). SSA1126.

<02> Burrow Ian, 1976, Visit Notes, Nov 1976 (Site visit report). SSA2564.

<03> Anon, Tithe Award Map for Berrington (Map). SSA2563.

<04> Page P S, 1977, Deserted Villages in Shropshire, No 9 (Gazetteer). SSA264.

<05> Musson Chris R, 1989-Jun-27, CPAT 89/MB/0819 (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA16745.

<06> Musson Chris R, 1989-Jul-02, CPAT 89/MB/0851 (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA16746.

<07> Horton Wendy B, 1990/ 1991, MPP Evaluation File (TEXT). SSA20084.


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 00649.
[01]SSA1126 - Volume: Gaydon A T (ed). 1968. Victoria County History 8: Condover and Ford Hundreds. Victoria County History of Shropshire. Vol 8. Berrington Parish.
[02]SSA2564 - Site visit report: Burrow Ian. 1976. Visit Notes, Nov 1976.
[03]SSA2563 - Map: Anon. Tithe Award Map for Berrington. Tithe Maps. Berrington.
[04]SSA264 - Gazetteer: Page P S. 1977. Deserted Villages in Shropshire. Site list. No 9.
[05]SSA16745 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1989-Jun-27. CPAT 89/MB/0819. Black and White. Medium.
[06]SSA16746 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1989-Jul-02. CPAT 89/MB/0851. Black and White. Medium.
[07]SSA20084 - TEXT: Horton Wendy B. 1990/ 1991. MPP Evaluation File.
Date Last Edited:Apr 18 2018 2:54PM