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Bramshaw, Hampshire

Historical Description

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.

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 CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBramshaw St. Peter 
HundredCawden and Cadworth 
Poor Law unionNew Forest 

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

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 Bramshaw from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Brook (Bramshaw)
Fritham (Bramshaw)

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

DistrictNew Forest
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO43
Post TownLyndhurst