Brockhampton Estate

The Brockhampton Estate is a National Trust property in Herefordshire, England, and is to the north of the A44 Bromyard to Worcester road, opposite the northern edge of Bringsty Common and east from the town of Bromyard.

The Lower Brockhampton Manor House

The significant aspect of the Estate is Lower Brockhampton, a timber framed manor house that dates to the late 14th century, surrounded by a moat, and entered by a restored gatehouse at the front of the house. The house is surrounded by 1,000 acres (400 ha) of farmland, some of it parkland, with specimen trees and 700 acres (280 ha) of woodland. In 2010, the National Trust undertook a major restoration of the house using traditional wattle and daub building methods.[1]

The Brockhampton Estate was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1946 by Colonel John Lutley, in whose family it had been for more than twenty generations, although the name of the family had changed several times through marriage.[2]

The site of the medieval village of Studmarsh is thought to be on the Estate; in 2012, an archaeological dig unearthed the foundations of two buildings that may have been part of the village.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historic building repair project is completed". Malvern Gazette. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  2. ^ Williams, Phyllis, Bromyard, Minster, Manor and Town
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 52°12′4.68″N 2°27′30.96″W / 52.2013000°N 2.4586000°W / 52.2013000; -2.4586000