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the village websmith - web design & services in & around Brockhampton

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 Brockhampton-forest-of-dean@villagewebsmith.co.uk.

Photo from Featured Project near Brockhampton
GP Performance - Motorcycle tuning and rolling road dyno specialist.

This is one of our oldest Webinthebox? sites and has been largely unchanged since 2005. Despite this, the site is still performing well, giving great search engine performance and attracting lots of new customers.



The site has just had its first major revision in all that time so has changed beyond measure. Check out the original site by clicking here and see what has changed. As servers evolve, browsers update and search engine algorithms get more sophisticated, keeping up to date is now more important, and opens up more opportunities than ever.

Grant Perrin first contacted us in December 2004, being referred by Carl Abram of Abram Racing, a supermoto racer for whom we had created a site earlier that year.

It seems that Grant's main problem was that he already had a website, but it wasn't getting found. Even if you searched under the company name, there were 24 million results, mostly to do with people rating the performance of their General Practitioner. The other search terms that Grant wanted his business to be found under were also performing very poorly.

We set to work, coming up with a carbon fibre look to the site to reflect the use of that material in performance motorcycles. Underneath the shiny CF exterior lay the heart of a Webinthebox? chassis that placed the phrases from Grant's new text, written in collaboration, and placed it in the most appropriate locations for search engines to find. Motorcycle Rolling Road was one of the most important search phrases for Grant so we helped him to upload dyno charts and other relevant information to this page. February 2006 saw GP Performance rise to first place from millions of results when the name was searched, and to this day, on a world-wide search for 'motorcycle rolling road', GP performance still comes up in first or second place.

Likewise, customers looking for motorcycle MOT, service or repair in Oxfordshire or Berkshire will find Grant on the first page. We are very pleased that Grant has stuck with the Village Websmith throughout and look forward to providing his web presence for a long time to come.

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