"Abbot's Bromley, so called to distinguish it from Bromley Regis, and from its having anciently belonged to the neighbouring abbey or priory of Blithbury, is a decayed market town, consisting of one long street of irregularly built houses, at the east end of Pirehill Hundred, seven miles S of Uttoxeter, six miles NNE of Rugeley and twelve miles E by N of Stafford. Its parish is watered by the Blithe and several smaller streams, and contains 8360 acres of land, divided into the three liberties and constablewicks od Abbot's Bromley, Bagot's Bromley and Bromley Hurst, which have only 1508 inhabitants. Lord Bagot is impropriator of the great tithes, principal owner of the soil, and lord of the manors of Bagot's Bromley and Bromley Hurst, but the Marquis of Anglesey has the avowson of the vicarage, and is lord of the manor of Abbot's Bromley, which in some old writings is called Paget's Bromley, from its having belonged to the Paget family since the dissolution of the monasteries.
Bagot's Bromley, one mile NW of Abbot's Bromley, adjoins Blithfield Park, the seat of Lord Bagot, and had formerly a hamlet of eleven houses, which were pulled down about forty-two years ago, by Lord Bagot, whose ancestors had anciently a moated mansion here. About a mile to the NE is Bagot's Park, which contains many oaks of ancient growth, and numerous herds of deer. It belongs also to Lord Bagot, but Bromley Park, which lies a little to the south, is now enclosed, and contains about 1000 acres, all belonging to the Earl of Dartmouth.
At the north end of the parish are two districts of scattered farms, called Dunstall and Heatley, and at the south end is Bromley Hurst, a large manor, including Bentilee, an ancient mansion, belonging to the Marquis of Anglesey." From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]