King's Bromley

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King's Bromley
The Marina
Grid reference: SK122169
Location: 52°44’54"N, 1°50’12"W
Population: 1,163  (2011)
Post town: Burton Upon Trent
Postcode: DE13
Dialling code: 01543
Local Government
Council: Lichfield

Kings Bromley is a village and parish in Staffordshire, on the junction of the A515 and the A513 roads. The parish had a population of 1,651 at the time of the 2001 census.[1] (although this area covers a few other small settlements in addition to the parish of Kings Bromley itself, including the villages of Hamstall Ridware and Elmhurst). The population at the 2011 census was measured at 1,163.[2]

The Norman village church, which dates back to at least 1170, is named All Saints. The manor was anciently called Brom Legge, and derived its present name from the circumstances of its being the property of the Crown for nearly two centuries after the Norman conquest, previous to which it had been distinguished as the residence of the Earls of Mercia. Leofric, the husband of the famous Lady Godiva, died here in 1057. Henry III granted the manor to the Corbetts, who sold it, in 1569, to Francis Agard, of Ireland. About 1670 it was sold by Charles Agard to John Newton, of the island of Barbados, and in 1794 it was bequeathed by Sarah Newton to her cousins, John & Thomas Lane. South of Kings Bromley at Bromley Hayes is a marina on the Trent and Mersey Canal.


The name of the village and parish seems to be spelled with or without the apostrophe fairly indiscriminately. Both King's Bromley and Kings Bromley are seen in official documents - the village's own website favours Kings Bromley.


Kings Bromley has a long-standing Football Club "Kings Bromley Swifts" which has images dating back as far as 1903. Home games are played at Crawley Lane opposite Kings Bromley Cricket Club on the show field.


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