A small cluster of around 40 houses, north of Calne and East of Chippenham. Many commentators agree that the name is derived from ‘Bramble’ although it has previously been called Breomel (937), the word ‘hill’ was not part of the original. The village has a charming Saxon church called “St Martins” which dates back to c1200 and a charming village hall which used to be the local school.
There is an old vicarage (now called Bremhill Court) which dates back to 15th century and some lovely old farm houses including Manor Farm (now called Bremhill Manor) c1820 and Glebe Farm (17th century).
In 1870 John Wilson wrote “The village stands on the Roman road to Bath” though precise details of this are (currently) unclear.
In 1770 a ‘Freindly Society’ was established and the DumbPost Inn close by essentially to provide relief for people who fall upon hard times. This was reconvened by Brian Pitt (landlord of The DumbPost inn c1980) as “The Friends Of St Martin” a body which still exists raising funds for the benefit of local causes.
For more on the History Of Bremhill please check the links below:
Bremhill Parish History group
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