Bramshaw, a parish in Hants and Wilts, 7 miles from Totton station on the L. & S.W.R., and 6½ NNW of Lyndhurst. It includes the hamlets of Fritham, Brook, and Furzley, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Lyndhurst. Hants portion of the parish is in the New Forest. Acreage, 3502 in Hants, and 1579 in Wilts; population, in Hants, 450; in Wilts, 273; of ecclesiastical parish, 723. Warens is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £142 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury. The church is a neat modernised structure, built soon after the Conquest, and has a square, brick, ivy-clad tower. The ancient oak roof is a unique specimen. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Bramshaw St. Peter|
|Hundred||Cawden and Cadworth|
|Poor Law union||New Forest|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Bramshaw from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Bramshaw (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Bramshaw are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
Villages, Hamlets, &cBrook (Bramshaw)
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.