"BRAILES, a parish in the Brailes division of the hundred of Kington, in the county of Warwick, 3 miles to the E. of Shipston-on-Stour. It lies on the border of Oxfordshire and contains the hamlets of Chelmscott and Winderton. Brailes was anciently a market town, and the manor was held by the Earls of Warwick under a grant from William the Conqueror. There is some fine scenery in the neighbourhood. In the village is a manufactory of shag and plush, and a factory belonging to J. Gillett, the patentee of the rick ventilator."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]