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Encyclopedia > Bromham, Bedfordshire
Bromham Church
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Bromham is a village in Bedfordshire, England, west of the town of Bedford. It is a desirable and fairly expensive place to live, being conveniently located for people who commute to London from Bedford railway station (which is on the same side of town) as well as those who work in Bedford. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (768x1024, 214 KB)Bromham church This image was taken from the Geograph British Isles project, and is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (768x1024, 214 KB)Bromham church This image was taken from the Geograph British Isles project, and is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2. ... Bedfordshire is a county in England and forms part of the East of England region. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... Bedford is the county town of the English county of Bedfordshire. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Bedford railway station is the main railway station in the town of Bedford in Bedfordshire. ...


It has a number of notable features including a flour watermill and a medieval bridge over the River Great Ouse that, until 1980, carried the main A428 road over the river on 26 arches. Fortunately for the bridge, and the rest of the village, it was bypassed. Look up flour on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Watermill of Braine-le-Château, Belgium (XII th century. ... The Great Ouse at St Neots The River Great Ouse is a river in the east of England. ... The A428 road is a major road in central and eastern England. ...


The watermill is referenced in the Domesday Book of 1086 and the Vikings came up the Great Ouse a long time ago. Domesday Book (also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester), was the record of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William the Conqueror, that was similar to a census by a government of today. ...


Bromham (Bruneham in Doomsday) is probably the enclosed meadow upon which the broom or the dyers weed grew. If so, the cultivation of much more than a thousand years since the name was given, has practically eradicated these plants. The Parish is for the greater part enclosed in a bend in the Ouse, and it touches the parishes of Oakley, Biddenham, Kempston, Stagsden, Stevington and at its western point, Turvey.


It is impossible here to do more than merely mention the names of some of the principle Lords of the manor since Domesday. The land formed part of the Baronry of Bedford held by the Beauchamps. After the battle of Evesham, in which John de Beauchamp fell fighting on the side of the Barons, the manor was held for a time by Prince Edward, but afterwards divided among the Beauchamp heirs female. Bromham afterwards passed successively into the hands of the Mowbrays, the Latimers, the Nevilles, the Passelowes, the Wildes, and the Dyves. Early in the eighteenth century, the manor was bought by Sir Thomas Trevor, who was afterwards created Lord Trevor, and whose mother was a daughter of John Hampden, the patriot. Three of his sons succeeded to the title. One of them - the third Lord Trevor married Sir Richard Steele's (Dick Steele) daughter; and another - the fourth Lord Trevor - inherited the Great Hampden Estate in Bucks, through his grandmother, and was created Viscount Hampden. the Trevors became connected through marriage with the Rice family (the Dynevor Rices) at the death of the late Miss Rice Trevor the estate passed to the Wingfields, and is now held in trust for a minor.


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Bromham, Bedfordshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (431 words)
Bromham is a village in Bedfordshire, England, west of the town of Bedford.
Bromham (Bruneham in Doomsday) is probably the enclosed meadow upon which the broom or the dyers weed grew.
Bromham afterwards passed successively into the hands of the Mowbrays, the Latimers, the Nevilles, the Passelowes, the Wildes, and the Dyves.
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