Brooke is a chapelry of Oakham Ancient Parish in Rutlandshire.
Alternative names: Brook
Parish church: St Peter
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1574 see also Oakham
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BROOKE, a parish in Oakham district, Rutland; on the river Gwash, near the Syston and Peterborough railway, 2½ miles SSW of Oakham. Post Town, Oakham. Acres, 1,560. Real property, £2,174. Pop., 112. Houses, 22. A small Augustinian priory was founded here, in the time of Richard I., by Hugh Ferrers; made subordinate to the monastery of Kenilworth; and given, at the dissolution, to Anthony Cooper. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Oakham, in the diocese of Peterborough. Charities, £17.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
BROOKE (St. Peter), a parish, in the union and soke of Oakham, county of Rutland, 3 miles (S. S. W.) from Oakham; containing 113 inhabitants. A small priory for Canons Regular of the order of St. Augustine was founded here by Hugh Ferrars, in the time of Richard I., as a cell to the monastery of Kenilworth in Warwickshire, and dedicated to the Blessed Virgin: the revenue, in the 26th of Henry VIII., was valued at £43. 13. 4. Only an archway and a porter’s lodge now remain, and the latter has been converted into a dovecote. The parish comprises by computation 1300 acres: the soil is a mixed red loam, alternated with a cold tenacious clay; the surface is hilly, and the lower grounds are watered by the river Gwash, which flows near the village. The living is annexed, with that of Langham, to the vicarage of Oakham.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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Civil Registration District: Oakham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Rutland
Poor Law Union: Oakham
Hundred: Oakham Soke