August 24, 2019
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Village History

Today, Brompton Regis is only a small village but reminders of its agricultural and industrial history endures with the names of the farms a reminder ...
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King’s Manor of Brunetone

The history of a settlement here goes back to Saxon times when it was called Brunetone, meaning “brown settlement” referring to the heath-covered Brendon Hills. ...
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St Nicholas’s Priory

In the time of Henry II (1154-1189) the Manor became the possession of William-de-Say who founded a priory of Black Canons in 1174 at a ...
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Community Events

In spite of being a relatively small community, the village has a history of staging farming, sporting, family and entertainment events which have helped to ...
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History

There are records of a settlement here going back to the Domesday Book when it was known as the King’s Manor of Brunetone. Subsequent records ...
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Wimbleball – The Dam

Investigations into where to best build the dam were carried out in two phases. In 1968 and 1974, 24 boreholes and 22 trial pits were ...
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Wimbleball – The Valley

Although Wimbleball Lake has a much to offer in terms of its wildlife, beauty and facilities, photographs taken before the valley flooded bear testimony to ...
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Baronsdown

The Baronsdown Estate, which included the farms of Oatway, Weatherham, Shircombe, Winslade, Kents, Stagshead, Daws, Expark, Blackbeards, Baronsdown and Barlynch, was a rather magnificent place ...
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1804 Inclosure Act

The influence of the 1804 Inclosure Act on today’s landscape can be seen by comparing the 1804 Parliamentary Inclosure Map of Storridge Common and the ...
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War Graves

 Are you a descendant of (or know of) any of the Brompton Regis men who died in the Great War? As part of the Centenary ...
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