Brockhampton is 'Brook settlement'. In Domesday it was Caplefore and marked as Brochamtona in the annotated Herefordshire Domesday of 1160-70. In Domesday Caplefore was a manor of the Church of Hereford. There were five English hides which paid tax and three Welsh hides which paid six shillings a year to the canons of the cathedral. In the five English hides there was one plough in lordship. There were eight villagers with seven ploughs and three acres of meadow.
All Saints Church one of three thatched churches in Herefordshire.The Brockhampton Estate, near Bromyard, is a National Trust Property. The estate comprises some 2000 acres (680 hectares) of farmland and ancient woodland, including some of the finest oaks in the country. Lying within the estate is a moated timbered farmhouse. The farmhouse is referred to as Lower Brockhampton. A narrow winding road, nearly 2 miles long, leads from the estate entrance to the farmhouse.
All Saints Church is one of only three thatched churches in Herefordshire. For more information, please call us on the number shown, or click in the header of any page to email Brockhamptonfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo from Featured Project near Brockhampton
We're on the move!
From August the 1st, The Village Websmith will have a new address. We are moving into the Old Police Station in the beautiful town of Tintern, about five minutes walk from the incredible and historic Tintern Abbey. Our new address is:
This move is particularly exciting as it will give us not only more space, but also a high street shop front to welcome customers new and old. Examples of our work will be on display in the window and visitors will be more than welcome. Because we are not there all the time, it would be good to give us a call before dropping in. As Tintern is a great place for holidays, you could combine business and pleasure, stay in one of the many good hotels or guest houses here and enjoy the forest, river Wye and of course, the Abbey.
The photograph shows the view from our office window across the River Wye to the hills and fields. It's a tough job working in such surroundings, but somebody has to do it…