Descriptive gazetteer entries

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 ta...

ken down in 1780. The living is a donative in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £80. Patron, the Earl of Chesterfield.

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Travel writing

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