The Bromesberrow House & Gardens

New Book Now Available – “The History of Bromesberrow Place” by Marie Forsyth.

A great read that details the history of the estate and gives an insight into the people who have contributed to it’s story throughout the past centuries.

Bromesberrow Book Cover

Table of Contents

11TH – 17TH CENTURY
THE IMPACT OF THE NORMAN INVASION
17TH – 18TH CENTURY
HOW HOOK HOUSE BECAME BROMESBERROW PLACE
19TH CENTURY
THE RICARDO FAMILY – THE NEW GENTRY
20TH CENTURY
THE ALBRIGHT FAMILY – TENANTS AND OWNERS
20TH – 21ST CENTURY
AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR – THE MAINTENANCE OF TRADITION

The Book is Available at The Estate Office or
From The Bromesberrow Heath Community Shop.

Authors Acknowledgements

I have received many contributions to this history, in the form of family archives, personal recollections, diaries, pictures and photographs.

I am grateful to the following for giving me permission to reproduce portraits: Christopher Ricardo, for the portrait of David Ricardo which is on display in the National Portrait Gallery; the Worcestershire Yeomanry Museum for the photograph of Major M.C. Albright; the Parliamentary Archives for the photograph of Osman Ricardo.

I would like to thank Sir Adrian Swire for his correspondence and valuable family archive; David Myers and Alan Greatwood for recollections of their gardening careers and for their photographs; the Hon. Christopher Sharples for his aerial photographs; Anne Albright, Glenis Coates, Jan Long, Viki Ross and Alan Simnett for photographs and items of local interest.

Finally I would like to thank the Hon. Gilbert Greenall for giving me the opportunity to write the history of his house which has involved many hours of enjoyable local history research.


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