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Bramley, Surrey

Historical Description

Bramley, a parish in Surrey, with a station on the L.B. & S.C.R., 44 miles from London, and 3 S by E of Guildford, under which it has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 4544; population of the civil parish, 1912; of the ecclesiastical, 1468. The manor-house is an old edifice, with picturesque gables, now occupied as a farm. The Constitutional Hall was built in 1888, and will hold 350 persons. There is also a good reading-room and library. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £160 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is partly Norman, and has a good Early English chancel. It was enlarged in 1877, and again in 1888.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySurrey 
Poor Law unionHambledon 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


The cemetery, of 2 acres, was formed in 1851 at the expense of the widow of the late William Alexander Sutherland, and enlarged in 1890 by the addition of half an acre, given by the late Percy Ricardo esq.; it has one mortuary chapel, and is under the control of the vicar and churchwardens.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1563., in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.


Church of England

Holy Trinity (parish church)

The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is of native stone, in the Norman and Early English styles, and has a tower, with spire, containing 6 bells: there are monuments to the Ludlow, Sparkes and Barrett families: the church has been twice enlarged, in 1847 and 1882, and was reseated and a vestry and organ chamber built in 1887; in 1895 the chancel was completely restored at the expense of Mrs. Courage, of Snowdenham Hall, and it now affords about 500 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bramley from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.


Online maps of Bramley are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU5
Post TownGuildford