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Brompton-on-Swale is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is located three miles east of Richmond. Its name comes from the fact that the River Swale is very close to the town. It has a population of about 1,760 (2003).


The village was first mentioned in the Domesday Book, though it is thought that there was a settlement before the Normans took over England. Its name is thought to have derived from 'broom' (shrub) and 'tun' an Old English word meaning village or farmstead.


Brompton-on-Swale Church of England Primary School has around 140 pupils, and was opened just outside the village in 1983.

St Paul's Church in Brompton-on-Swale was built in 1838. It originally had a dual function, serving jointly as a schoolroom in its early days.

Pubs in Brompton-on-Swale include the Crown and the Farmer's Arms.

Brompton-on-Swale was served by Catterick Bridge railway station until 1969; the station house can be seen just outside the village on the B6271 towards Richmond.


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