Brimpsfield welcomes its visitors and we hope that the information contained on this page will be of use to you. Please contact us if you have any suggestions as to what other information might benefit our visitors.
The area covered by the Parish has varied considerably through the ages. Today, Brimpsfield is a mostly quiet Cotswold village (although 21st century developments are doing their best to change this) but it has a rich and varied history and in earlier times it enjoyed considerable prominence, if not some notoriety, being governed by bold and turbulent lords from 1066 to 1322. As a result there is an intermingling of local and national history in these earlier times. From the days of the Ancient Britons, the Parish has been owned by royalty from time to time, until Edward VI (1537-1553) gave the manor to Sir John Bridges, later Lord Chandos.
Thanks to Simon Clint for passing on this map drawn by the Water Board proposing a mains water supply to 'Muzzards' and 'Ivy Cottage' so quite what they were using prior to that he doesn't know. They haven't found any evidence of a well although Watercombe Farm still uses spring water.
There are some lovely walks from and around Brimpsfield and walkers are very welcome, but if you drive to the village for a walk, please park at the Village hall where there is free parking, (although you can make a voluntary contribution if you wish).
Please avoid parking in the village itself as the roads are very narrow.
Little remains of the Castle, the ancestral seat of the Giffard family, circa 1150-1322, but what there is can be viewed from the footpath to the village's Norman church.
The Royal George, (Birdlip) is some 1.5 miles from Brimpsfield.
The state school that children of secondary school age will be allocated to is Kingshill in Cirencester. (Kingshill has fallen from 'Outstanding' in 2007 to 'Good' in 2017). There are a number of Grammar schools as well as Private Schools within a relatively close distance from the Village.