Bretby  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bretby like this:

BRADBY, or Bretby, a chapelry in Repton parish, Derby; near the river Trent and the Birmingham and Derby railway, 3 miles E by N of Burton-upon-Trent. Post Town, Repton, under Burton-upon-Trent. Real property, £2,712. Pop., 324. Houses, 56. The manor belonged formerly to the Mowbrays and the Berkeleys; and belongs now to the Earl of Chesterfield. ...

Bradby Park is the Earl's seat; and the grounds of it contain the sites of a castle of the Mowbrays, and a strong mansion which was garrisoned for Charles I. and taken down in 1780. The living is a donative in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £80. Patron, the Earl of Chesterfield.

Bretby through time

Bretby is now part of South Derbyshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Derbyshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bretby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bretby in South Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 08th December 2023

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