"Bradmore village stands on an eminence one mile north of Bunny, with which parish it is united; it contains 401 inhabitants and 1,660 acres of land. A neat Wesleyan chapel was erected in 1830."
WHITE's History, Directory and Gazetteer of Nottinghamshire, 1853


Caution: There is a Bradmore which is a suburb of Wolverhampton. Make sure that you are researching the correct place.


Archives & Libraries

Bradmore is served by a Mobile Library, Route 15, which serves Bradmore, Bunny, Costock, Rempstone, Widmerpool, and Wysall. The van stops on Main street on Thursday afternoons.

The Library at Nottingham would also be an excellent resource.



Various authors, "Bradmore to AD 2000," publ. by Rushcliffe Council, 2000. Limited circulation, but distributed to local libraries. Personal histories in the book stop at 1911 for privacy reasons.



  • The parish was in the Wilford sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 863
1851 H.O. 107 / 2128
1861 R.G. 9 / 2446
1871 R.G. 10 / 3497
1891 R.G. 12 / 2680

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was built in the thirteenth century and the octagonal spire added in the fourteenth century.
  • The Anglican parish church was destroyed by fire in the Great Fire of Bradmore in July 1705, when a large part of the village was destroyed.
  • An earthquake damaged the spire in 1957.
  • Nothing remains of the old church except the ruins of the tower and the spire.
  • Richard ROGERSON has a photograph of the Bradmore Church Tower on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2010.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of Bradmore Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2010.
  • The parishioners attend the church at Bunny.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1556.
  • This parish is not included on the International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  • Rod NEEP tells us that due to the 1705 fire, a lot of baptisms, marriages and burials are recorded in the Church Records of nearby Bunny parish.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of West Bingham (or Bingham #3 deanery).
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a small chapel built here on Farmer Street in 1830.
  • Alan MURRY-RUST has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2010.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Wilford sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Bradmore is both a village and a parish about 6 miles south of Nottingham city and 9 miles north of Loughborough. The parish covers 1,254 acres.

Part of Bradmore village has been declared a Conservation Area to preserve the character of the village. The hamlet of Deepdale lies about 1.5 miles north-east of the village, as does the town of Ruddington. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A60 trunk road south out of Nottingham city. The A60 bisects the village about 6 miles south of the city.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the welcoming Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2014.
  • Visit the Bradmore Village website before you travel here to catch up on local "happenings".
You can see pictures of Bradmore which are provided by:



John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72:"

"BRADMORE, a parish in Basford district, Notts; 5½ miles SE of Beeston r. station, and 7 S of Nottingham. Post Town, Bunny, under Nottingham. Acres, 1,560. Real property, £2,556. Pop., 296. Houses, 71. Many of the inhabitants are stocking-makers. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Bunny, in the diocese of Lincoln. The church was long ago burnt, and has not been rebuilt."

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Bradmore has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

  • As part of the Millennium celebrations recently, the parish decided to research all the families which have lived in the village, the houses they lived in and the names of the fields they cultivated. This document, which is now many hundreds of pages long, will be deposited in the Nottingham Record Office. (See "Bibliography" above.)


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK585312 (Lat/Lon: 52.875099, -1.132269), Bradmore which are provided by:


Military History

A War Memorial plaque in granite, marble, stone and slate was completed in May 1920, and mounted in the Wesleyan Chapel. It has 4 names engraved on it.


Military Records

There are the 4 names listed on the War Memorial plaque in the Wesleyan Chapel:

  1. Richard Henry ANDERSON
  3. Thomas Bosworth COLLINS
  4. Frederick JOHNSON

The Nottingham Evening Post, for 2nd July 1919, published:

" CHALLANDS. – In ever-loving memory of Sergt. Fred Challands, Bradmore, died in Military Hospital of pneumonia, July 2nd, 1918, aged 21. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. – Sorrowing mother, father, brothers, sisters. "

Details on these individuals can be found at the Nottingham War Memorials web site.


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient chapelry in the county of Nottingham. It became a modern Civil Parish early in the formation of those political units.
  • The parish was in the north division of the ancient Rushcliffe Wapentake (Hundred) in the southern division of the county.
  • You may contact the Bradmore Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Nottingham petty session hearings.
  • The parish had funds of about £8 or £9 yearly for apprenticing poor children.
  • The Common Lands were enclosed here in 1798.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the Basford Poor Law Union.


 Year Inhabitants
1801 325
1841 416
1861 296
1871 267
1881 279
1891 244
1901 230
1911 199
1921 201


  • The children of this parish went to school in nearby Bunny.
  • Secondary school children now attend the South Wolds School in nearby Keyworth.