Cold Brayfield, Buckinghamshire
Brayfield, Cold, a parish in Bucks, on the river Ouse, 3½ miles E of Olney, and 2 W of Turvey station on the M.R. Post town, Newport-Pagnell; money order and telegraph office, Turvey (Beds). Acreage, 744; population of the civil parish, 80; of the ecclesiastical, with Lavendon, 745. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Lavendon, in the diocese of Oxford. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Norman style. Brayfield House is a chief residence.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Cold Brayfield St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Newport-Pagnell|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1693.
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The parish church of St. Mary is a small ancient edifice of stone of Norman date, consisting of chancel and nave, south porch and a low tower containing 3 bells: the stained east window was presented by Lady Tierney, widow of Sir Matthew Edward Tierney, 3rd and last bart. who died in Dec. 1860, in memory of her parents; and in 1902 a brass was placed in the chancel to George Denis Farrer esq. (d. 1901), by his sister, Lady Tierney: the church was restored in 1881, and further restoration was carried out in 1893: there are 100 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Cold Brayfield was in Newport Pagnell Registration District from 1837 to 1935
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Cold Brayfield from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Brayfield, Cold (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Cold Brayfield 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 Buckinghamshire papers online:
A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online