Bromham, Bedfordshire

Description
Bromham, a parish with a village in Bedfordshire, on the river Ouse, 2 miles SW of Oakley station on the M.R., and 3 WNW of Bedford. There is a post office under Bedford; money order and telegraph office, Bedford. Acreage, 1827 ; population of the civil parish, 319; of the ecclesiastical, with Oakley, 569. Bromham Hall is the seat of the Dynevor family. A bridge of 26 arches crosses the Ouse at the village. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Oakley, in the diocese of Ely; joint net yearly value, £270 with residence. Patron, Eton College. The church is very ancient but good, has a square tower, and contains monuments of the Dyves and the Trevors. There is a fine brass of 1435 date.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1570.


Churches

Details of the places of worship in Bromham, and their records, can be found on the following pages:


Maps

Old maps of Bromham are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.


Poor Law

Bromham was in Bedford Poor Law Union. For further detailed history of the Bedford Union see Peter Higginbotham's excellent resource: Bedford Poor Law Union and Workhouse.


Visitations Heraldic

A full transcript of the Visitations of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, and 1634 is available online.