Welcome to Brampton Bryan

Whether you are part of the community or are just visiting our lovely part of the world, we hope you will find something of interest here; browse our pages about Brampton Bryan church, castle, hedge and village, and find out about local events. Over time this website will become a hub for the community thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the primary purpose of which was to fund much needed repairs to the church.


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English Civil War Re-enactment: The Sieges of Brampton Bryan

Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th August 2022, 10am to 4pm both days

The English Civil War Society return to Brampton Bryan to re-enact the Siege of 1643 when Lady Brilliana Harley held the Castle against the Royalists.

Two days of 17th Century historical activity, with living history village, arms and armour, pike, musket and cannon action in the fields of Brampton Bryan, North Herefordshire. Bring the family for a day out, refreshments available, hosted by Aardvark Books.

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English Civil War Re-enactment: The Sieges of Brampton Bryan.

Talk: A Quiet Estate in the Country? Brampton Bryan Park & Castle

Over recent years, there have been several archaeological investigations into the evolution of the Park at Brampton Bryan, which have shown how it developed over the centuries, and what its economic value was in the past. Tim Hoverd, the Archaeological Projects Manager for Herefordshire Archaeology, gave a fascinating talk in October 2021 about the development of 'this small estate in the country' which revealed the great variety of historic activities which took place in the Park.

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Talk: A Quiet Estate in the Country? Brampton Bryan Park & Castle

Film: The Burning of Brampton Bryan

Watch our six minute film about the faith and courage of Lady Brilliana Harley, who stood firm against a siege of Brampton Bryan Castle in the English Civil War 1643. The story is told in her own words, and those of Captain Priamus Davis, a Parliamentarian soldier who helped her defend the Castle in her husband's absence.

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Film: The Burning of Brampton Bryan

Talk: What can the church roof tell us? Tree ring dating at St Barnabas Church

As part of the restoration project at St Barnabas Church, an investigation was made into the timbers of the beautiful roof using a science called dendrochronology. There was a talk at the church in March 2022 explaining how the science works, but also revealing some challenging new facts about the roof itself.

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Talk: What can the church roof tell us? Tree ring dating at St Barnabas Church

Places of Interest

If you're planning a trip to Brampton Bryan, there are also plenty of other places in the local area that you might like to visit. Here are some of our recommendations.

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Local Directory

The next phase of the Brampton Bryan website will include a directory of local businesses and community groups.

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