Kings Bromley is a village and civil parish in Staffordshire, England on the junction of the A515 and the A513 roads. The village lies in Lichfield District, and the council ward of Kings Bromley had a population of 1,651 at the time of the 2001 census, (although this area covers a few other small settlements in addition to the parish of Kings Bromley itself, including the villages of Hamstall Ridware and Elmhurst). The Norman village church, which dates back to at least 1170, is named All Saints. The manor was anciently called Brom Legge, and derived its present name from the circumstances of its being the property of the Crown for nearly two centuries after the Norman conquest, previous to which it had been distinguished as the residence of the Earls of Mercia. Leofric, the husband of the famous Lady Godiva, died here in 1057. Henry III granted the manor to the Corbetts, who sold it, in 1569, to Francis Agard, of Ireland. About 1670 it was sold by Charles Agard to John Newton, of the island of Barbados, and in 1794 it was bequeathed by Sarah Newton to her cousins, John & Thomas Lane. South of Kings Bromley at Bromley Hayes is a marina on the Trent and Mersey Canal.
... Kings Bromley has a long standing Football Club "Kings Bromley Swifts" which has images dating back as far as 1903 ...
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“His father had never at any time displeased him by asking, -Why have you done thus and so?”
—Bible: Hebrew, 1 Kings 1:6.