Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

BRIMPSFIELD, a parish in the hundred of RAPSGATE, county of GLOUCESTER, 5 miles (E.N.E.) from Painswick, containing 348 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, consolidated with that of Cranham, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the-king's books at £9. 12. 1. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. An Alien priory of Benedictine monks, subordinate to the abbey of St. Stephen, at Fountenay in Normandy, anciently existed here, but of its foundation and history little is known, and the only relic of it is in the name of an adjoining field. Here was also a castle, but every vestige of it has disappeared, except the moat which surrounded it. The Roman Ermin-street passed along the northern side of the parish.

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