Brampton means 'Broom
settlement' - the 'Abbotts' is a reference to the abbot of St Peter's
Abbey, Gloucester which held it at Domesday and to the
there were two hides one of which paid tax and one which did
not. In the free hide there were three ploughs in lordship.
There were also five villeins and five bordars with five
ploughs together with sixteen slaves.
In the other
hide there was one villein and one bordar with one plough and
a mill valued at eight shillings.
of Brampton was held by the monastery of St Guthlac in
Hereford. The marginal entry in the Herefordshire Domesday is
Gadelesford suggesting that this property was at
Gatsford, 1600 metres east of Brampton Abbots church. The name
Gatsford is perhaps 'Gæddel's
ford'. The property was waste although it did
pay tax. There was said to be land for two ploughs.