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Cold Brayfield, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

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.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyBuckinghamshire 
Ecclesiastical parishCold Brayfield St. Mary 
HundredNewport 
Poor Law unionNewport-Pagnell 

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1693.


Churches

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.


Civil Registration

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:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Cold Brayfield are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

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


Visitations Heraldic

A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online

CountyMilton Keynes
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtMK46
Post TownOlney